Hadley Huffman of Michigan passed away unexpectedly on June 15, 2021 not long after her second covid shot. Family and friends shared their grievances on social media and we are thankful they did. There are many stories like Hadley’s going untold at the moment, and it is problematic.
Hadley appeared to be fit and active. She was obviously health conscience after having transferred from University of Arizona to be enrolled in a pre-med program at Wayne State University in Michigan. She had a bright future, and her life was taken too soon.
Hadley is said to have been a social butterfly with a magnetic personality. Her personality lit up a room. She was the type of person who had never met a stranger. She joined many causes, fought for equality, and had friends all over the world.
According to her obituary Hadley also started the Students Against Medical Racism Non-profit (SAMR) at Wayne State to bring attention to the injustices in medical access for bi-racial and people of color (BIPOC).
It is unclear what brand of vaccine Hadley was injected with but if I had to guess, I would predict that she had Pfizer due to their presence in Michigan. We do know that she had two doses and that she had hopes of things getting back to normal after her vaccination.
The timing of Hadley’s death is similar to that of 13 year old Jacob Clynick, who was also from Michigan. He died in June three days after a Pfizer shot that he received from a Walgreens.
Jacob is said to have died in his sleep and had no known health issues. He was on no medication at the time of his death, according to his Aunt.