Covid Patient Didn't Recognize Body After Double Transplant

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Jul 31, 2020 | News | Jerusalem & Area
Covid Patient Didn't Recognize Body After Double Transplant

A Chicago woman who last month became the nation’s first COVID-19 patient to undergo a double lung transplant said Thursday that she woke up days later, unaware about the surgery and unable to “recognize my body.”


Mayra Ramirez said that before she fell ill she was an independent, active person who moved from North Carolina to Chicago in 2014 to work as a paralegal. She said she had an autoimmune condition, but was otherwise healthy. She had gone on a three-mile run shortly before becoming ill and heading for the hospital.

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