Collect photo of Mia Blesky before she was struck down with a debilitating condition. See SWNS story SWHPV; A 12-year-old girl has been left paralysed from the neck down after suffering an alleged reaction to the HPV vaccine. Tragic Mia Blesky has no feeling in her arms or legs and is unable to lift her head or do anything but blink, talk and sing. Footage filmed days before she fell ill shows the talented youngster - who dreams of being a popstar - standing, clutching a microphone and belting out a tune. Harrowing videos show how her health shockingly deteriorated - as she shuffles before lying still in her adapted bed at home and croons softly, unable to move. Her mum, hair and makeup artist Gini Blesky, 37, says the symptoms of her debilitating illness were caused by controversial HPV vaccine Gardasil.

However, just days after being videoed she found herself unable to move and just weeks later she was left paralyzed from the neck down and in the hospital.

Mia's family claim she has suffered an alleged reaction to the controversial HPV vaccine.

However, doctors claim that her problem is psychological – and the only help they've offered the family is to ‘section' her. Being ‘sectioned' is the term that is often used when someone is detained under the Mental Health Act, in England. The Mental Health Act is the law which can allow someone to be admitted, detained (or kept) and treated in hospital against their wishes.

A harrowing video shows how her health deteriorated rapidly – as she shuffles before lying still in her adapted bed at home and croons softly, unable to move.

It comes after reports in December told of another teenage girl who was left in hospital after having the vaccine to protect her against cervical cancer.

Just weeks after having the jab, Ruby Shallom began to suffer from stomach spasms. Her muscles eventually became weaker, and two years after being given the jab she woke up with no feelings in her legs whatsoever.

Mia's mother, Gini, 37, of Reading, said that she is desperate for someone to tell her daughter that ‘it's not all in her head'. She added:

“She has gone from being someone who sings and acts and dances – a normal 12-year-old girl – and now she can only blink, speak and sing. It's horrendous. Everyone thinks she's been in a horrific car accident. People stop and say, ‘Oh my God, what on earth happened?'

“When Mia was admitted to the hospital, the doctors said it was a form of self-harm and she was doing it to herself.

“They discharged her after a few days. They gave her no treatment. We had to buy her a wheelchair. I had to carry her to the car. 

“It has been absolutely awful, but the doctors say it's psychological and down to bullying or sexuality issues, which is rubbish. The only thing they have offered to do is section her.”

Mia was given the routine jab – which protects against the human papillomavirus, at her school in September. The next day her legs felt heavy, she had a burning sensation in her spine and her feet were shaky. Becoming worried, her mother immediately rushed her to A&E at the Royal Berkshire Hospital.

The straight A student went on to lose all sensation in her legs, core body and arms. Unable to do anything except blink and talk, she is now being home-schooled and having singing lessons from her bed.

Mia lives at the family home with her twin brother, three other siblings, and step-father, haulage company director Lee Choulef, 39. She's bedbound apart from when she is carried or placed in a fully-supported wheelchair and is currently undergoing physio. In addition to the paralysis she is incontinent, cannot keep food down and suffers involuntary spasms.

The talented youngster – whose idol is Adele – said: ‘It's hard. I just want to be a normal girl.

“Singing makes me feel a bit more normal but it doesn't feel the same as it did before when I was walking or standing. I run out of breath all the time.

“I would love to sing on the West End or have a career in music. That is my dream. I just want to find someone who can help me.”

The HPV vaccine, Gardasil, is routinely offered to 12-13-year-old girls as part of the NHS' cervical cancer program. Originally many were concerned over young girls being given the vaccine as they believed it may increase sexual promiscuity. But it is known to protect against two common types of HPV, which are responsible for more than 70 percent of the cases in the UK.

The disease is believed to currently kill 1,000 people yearly in the UK, but doctors estimate that around 400 lives are saved each year as a result of vaccinating girls before they become infected. However, many women instead report that they have developed chronic fatigue syndrome after having it.

But health authorities around the world, including the World Health Organization, have recently extensively reviewed the vaccine and have concluded it is safe.

The MHRA and Public Health England said the HPV jab is the most effective way to protect against cervical cancer, which kills 900 UK women each year.

A spokeswoman said: ‘As with all vaccines, the safety of the HPV vaccine is under constant review. Every report of a suspected side effect is taken seriously.'

They said its safety has been extensively reviewed and there is “no credible evidence of a link between the HPV vaccine and a range of chronic illnesses.”

European Medicines Agency statistics show that up to February 2017, 11,867 reactions to Gardasil have been recorded.

More than 400 families, represented by the UK Association for Vaccine Injured Daughters, have called for more research into the jab.

Its chair, Freda Birrell, said: “If it's not the vaccine causing these serious health issues then it's about time the Department of Health took responsibility.

“It should start trying to find out why this is happening instead of saying it is normal for teenagers to develop illnesses of this kind or that they have mental health issues.”

But Ms. Blesky, a hair, and makeup artist claim doctors and professionals will not listen to her concerns – or those of other families – about the HPV jab. They instead diagnosed Mia with a non-organic functional disorder, which means they think her symptoms are due to psychological dysfunction.

Her family claim medics have offered her no care or treatment – so they're having to look after Mia at home, which costs around [$5,000] a month.

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