The University of Michigan is refusing to provide a heart transplant for a 35-year-old mother-of-five who is fighting for her life over the woman’s COVID-19 status.
Katie Shier, who has been hospitalized repeatedly as the pump that keeps her heart beating continues to succumb to bacterial infections, strongly opposes the vaccine over concerns it could threaten her already ailing heart health.
Meanwhile, the hospital has also refused her application for a religious exemption from the jab, as The Epoch Times reports.
“It just feels like no one at UM cares what they are doing to us and to our kids,” husband Ron Shier told the outlet.
The couple’s children, ages 3 to 11, are constantly fraught with concerns that their mother is “not coming home from the hospital.”
The Pacific Justice Institute has filed suit against the university on behalf of Shier and another transplant patient who has been denied treatment over their vaccine status.
The suit accuses the hospital of having “violated their duty of care to the patients by imposing arbitrary and capricious dictates and effectively giving patients a choice to die or to submit to government-inspired diktats that are not for a legitimate medical purpose.”
While Mrs. Shier was able to provide the Times with notarized authorization to speak about her battle with the hospital, the university’s transplant team, clinical ethics services, CEO, and Board of Regents all failed to reply to the outlet’s request for comment.
Only Mary Masson, the University of Michigan’s director of public relations, told the Times they do not discuss ongoing litigation.
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