From antivax to pro-vaccine | The Journal of Montreal

Barely out of a coma due to COVID-19, a 21-year-old young woman who has been close to death wants to go on a web mission to convince as many people as possible to get vaccinated.

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“Get vaccinated, Mélodie Trépanier Léger warned from her bed at the Royal Victoria Hospital in Montreal. I almost died, I was lucky, a miracle happened, otherwise I would be dead because I didn’t get the vaccine. “

The young woman finally woke up from a coma lasting more than two weeks on Sunday.

“When I woke up, I was kind of wondering where I was and what had happened,” she says. I still had hallucinations. When I was in a coma, I saw traumatic things, including the death of those around me and even mine. My heart gave out three times and it started beating on its own each time. “


Doctors qualified her as “miraculous”, according to Sophie Léger, her mother, who has been interviewing her since the very beginning of hospitalization in order to raise awareness of the importance of vaccination.

“The doctor called me to tell me that my daughter was not supposed to survive and that she was recovering miraculously. He told me that with his intensive care team, they were witnessing a miracle. “

Before catching COVID-19 in mid-September, Mélodie Trépanier Léger adhered to conspiracy theories. She believed, in particular, that the vaccine contained a microchip and that anyone who took it would die due to a government conspiracy.

“I regret it a lot,” she says. The disinformation has given rise to fear in me and, among friends, we make it worse. “

Learn to walk again

Mélodie Trépanier Léger took the time to take a selfie in her hospital room on Thursday.

Photo courtesy, Mélodie Trépanier Léger

Mélodie Trépanier Léger took the time to take a selfie in her hospital room on Thursday.

Despite the fact that she has come a hair’s breadth away from death, the young woman from Salaberry-de-Valleyfield gets away with few consequences.

Since she has been intubated for a few weeks, she still has difficulty speaking.

She must also go to rehabilitation in order to learn to walk again.

One thing is certain, as soon as her condition allows it, Mélodie Trépanier Léger assures us that she will be vaccinated.

“With all the support I have had, I believe in the vaccine. And I will go there as soon as I can. I now know that the vaccine is less dangerous than the disease itself. “

By sharing her daughter’s story, Sophie Léger seems to have made many people aware of the vaccine.

She also regularly shares messages on her Facebook page from strangers who contact her to tell her that they have received their dose thanks to her.


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