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About Us

React19 is a science-based non-profit offering financial, physical, and emotional support for those suffering from longterm Covid-19 vaccine adverse events globally.

Our mission is to bring healing to the moms, dads, friends, and loved ones who are facing life-altering side effects from their Covid-19 vaccine. We build bridges between patients and research institutions in order to develop a better understanding of our vaccine complications. React19 works with both patients and providers, as well as research teams. Our programs all fall within our 3 categories of assistance (financial, physical, and emotional). Programs include funding, promoting, and sharing relevant scientific research; bringing the right medical teams together with patients; direct financial assistance; educational outreach; and supporting communities where impacted people can begin to heal physically and emotionally.

Our History

Our organization began as a small community of medical professionals and everyday people who experienced adverse reactions from Covid-19 vaccines. Although we were previously healthy individuals, we shared very similar reactions to these vaccines. These included nausea, weight loss, heartburn, diarrhea/constipation, sleep disturbances, chest pains, headaches, facial and sinus pressure, dizziness, severe weakness and fatigue, painful paresthesias throughout the body, severe painful paresthesias focused on the face, tongue and scalp, internal vibrations and tremors, muscle twitching and muscle spasms, brain fog and mental status changes, memory loss, tinnitus, impaired/blurred vision, elevated blood pressure and heart rate, bulging veins, heart issues and weakness.

Our reactions occurred within minutes to a few short days after receiving the vaccines. Several in our group have experienced paralysis of the lower extremities and to this day remain paralyzed. Many of us have been ill for beyond 5 months.

For months, we suffered alone without adequate medical care, answers, or acknowledgement from medical groups and government. We found each other through our common struggle, and our community has continued to grow, far beyond any expectations.

Our Board and Advisors

Brianne Dressen

Co-Chairman
Brianne Dressen is a previously healthy preschool teacher, and mother of two young children. Early in life she learned that setting challenging goals and accomplishing near impossible tasks was re...

Joel Wallskog

Co-Chairman
Joel Wallskog is an orthopedic surgeon from Mequon, Wisconsin. He grew up in the Milwaukee area. He attended Marquette University for his undergraduate education. He married his college sweetheart...

Gisselle Piller

Media and Marketing Manager
Gisselle Piller is a marketing executive in Texas. Gisselle Piller is a marketing executive with 20+ years of experience working for Fortune 500 and small companies. She considers hersel...

Edoardo Galli

Research Manager
Edoardo Galli PhD is a research scientist based in New Zealand. He is originally from Italy and grew up between Lake Maggiore and Lake Como. He has always been fascinated by the human body and eng...

Branden Nail

IT Development Manager
Branden Nail is professionally trained in cybersecurity and computer engineering. He enjoyed a robust and vibrant life alongside his wife and two young children until a vaccine injury in June 2021...

Julia Marks

Advocacy Director
Julia Marks is a vaccine-injured Registered Nurse from Florida. Julia was first introduced to React 19 as a patient searching for answers. She found online support groups and went to Washington DC...

Jessica Moon

Strategic Director
Jessica Moon is a business administration and marketing professional of over 10 years.  Jessica Moon joined REACT19 in January 2023 and currently serves as the Director of Strategy. Jessica h...

Jessica Sutta

Creative Director
Jessica Sutta, Mother, Singer, Writer, Vaccine Injury Advocate & former member of the International Platinum Award-winning recording pop group, The Pussycat Dolls. She was severely injured by ...

Danice Hertz

Research Advisor
Danice Hertz MD is a retired gastroenterologist in Los Angeles, California. She received a BA in biology from UC San Diego and graduated from UCLA Medical School. She completed an internal medicin...

Stephanie Hurovitz

Communications Advisor
 Stephanie Hurovitz (Communications Coordinator) has been proudly volunteering with React19 since July of 2022.  After seeing the injured speak out at a few hearings and events, she was ...

REACT19

  • Patient-led RESEARCH, and collaborations with researchers and research institutions

  • To increase our understanding through EDUCATION, reviewing emerging science, and analyzing collected data through patient-led research
  • To get those suffering on the path to healing through ACTION and advocacy.
  • Leading to the COVID 19¬†vaccines we address the needs of an underserved and growing community.

  • Assessing successes and shortcomings in treatment protocols and THERAPEUTICS.