Greenville Man Says H1N1 Vaccine Paralyzed Him

One young man from Greenville is out of the hospital after being paralyzed from head to toe from a rare disease from what he says stemmed from an H1N1 vaccination.

James Coda Jr. Is taking some of his first steps outside with the assistance of a walker since being in critical condition in the hospital for three months after doctors diagnosed him with Guillen-Barre.

It's a rare disease that paralyzed the 25-year-old from head to toe.

Coda was released from the hospital on Wednesday and is now on the road to recovery.

But, this school teacher from Greenville says his life changed when he received the H1N1 vaccination.

The ECU grad says he hopes to be walking without the walker by the fall semester.

He plans to get another degree.

Doctors have never officially said what caused Coda's condition.

For more information on the James Coda Jr. Fund, contact jeco142@alumni.ecu.edu.


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