Nurse Claims Daughter, 13, was left in Wheelchair with "Body of Little Old Lady" After Suffering Reaction to GardasilA nurse claims her 13-year-old daughter has been left in a wheelchair after suffering a reaction to the HPV vaccine. Anthea Beattie, 49, says Zara is like an "80-year-old in a teenager's body" and is convinced her ill health is due to the jab, which protects against cervical cancer . The sporty schoolgirl, once a promising footballer and netball player, began struggling for breath in a PE lesson in January last year. At first the family dismissed Zara's symptoms as asthma but her health continued to deteriorate in the weeks that followed. She suffered palpitations, felt dizzy, weak and tired, and was later diagnosed with POTS - postural tachycardia syndrome - which makes her heart race.