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Children infected with COVID-19 are at higher risk of developing diabetes.
This article published in June 2021 discussed two NIH-supported studies confirming SARS-CoV-2 can target and impair the body’s insulin-producing cells.
Type 1 diabetes occurs when beta cells in the pancreas don’t secrete enough insulin to allow the body to metabolize food optimally after a meal. As a result of this insulin insufficiency, blood glucose levels go up, the hallmark of diabetes.
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13 month old Piper from Cleveland, Tennessee was co-infected with COVID-19 and rhinovirus. As a result, she developed seizures and "at one point she stopped breathing." #TheySurvivedCovid news4sanantonio.com/news/nation-wo…
After an EXPENSIVE hospitalization, consisting of several tests, including an MRI, Piper returned home on New Years Eve.
Meanwhile, at a time when the omicron variant is surging, Tennessee health officials say they will no longer provide daily COVID-19 data releases starting this week.
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Dayton Children’s Hospital in Ohio is sounding the alarm as they’re experiencing the HIGHEST number of children hospitalized to date. dayton247now.com/news/local/you…
There are currently 24 children hospitalized with COVID-19 at Dayton Children’s -- that’s 20 more than they saw in December 2021.
“We are experiencing a surge like we've ever had. All of our children's hospitals are experiencing this same problem, which is huge numbers of pediatric patients being admitted” said Dr. Adam Mezoff, chief medical officer at Dayton Children’s Hospital.
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Brandon Vaughn from Pine Knot, Kentucky is critically ill from COVID and on ECMO b/c his lungs are permanently damaged from the virus. Without a double-lung transplant he won't survive. He is 17. lex18.com/news/coronavir…
ECMO stands for extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. The ECMO machine pumps and oxygenates a patient's blood outside the body, allowing the heart and lungs to rest. It's often a bridge to lung transplant. Image
As patients awaiting lung transplantation become sicker, ECMO enables them to remain active and participating in physical therapy to prepare for the rigors of surgery
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🧵Nationally, COVID hospitalizations under insurance contracts on avg cost $29,000, or $156,000 for patients requiring ICU care. In the U.S. 29,000 children have been hospitalized for COVID. +1,000 died. COVID is not harmless in children. A few stories #TheySurvivedCovid 1/X
4 month old Grayson Perry is one of 279 children in Texas currently hospitalized for COVID #TheySurvivedCovid 2/X
4 month old, Hudson Hooten was coinfected with COVID and RSV and required intensive care for oxygen therapy at Children's Medical Center in Dallas Texas. #TheySurvivedCovid 3/ fox4news.com/news/north-tex…
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47 y.o. Howard Breidenbach, an independent trucker from Myrtle Creek #Oregon spent 100 days on life support including ECMO due to COVID. He regrets not getting vaccinated and is encouraging others not to make his mistake #TheySurvivedCovid apnews.com/article/corona…
“I thought it was a scam until I got (COVID-19),” Howard said. “It’s serious, and it’s real.

“COVID is no joke.”
"For nearly 100 days, Howard was receiving a medical treatment that temporarily draws blood from the body, provides artificial oxygenation of the blood and returns it to the cardiovascular system."
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31 y.o. Kaylon McDaniel, a Jefferson County sheriff's detective in #Arkansas was on life support during a 3 month hospitalization from COVID. Prior to his illness he was not vaccinated, but received his covid vaccine upon discharge home #TheySurvivedCovid arkansasonline.com/news/2021/nov/…
"I ended up catching covid-19 around the Fourth of July," said McDaniel, who tested positive after going to Urgent Care.

McDaniel said he tried to beat covid at home, but his slight headaches got worse, and then he started to experience shortness of breath.
"When I first got to JRMC they had me on straight oxygen," said McDaniel. "Later on I was put on the ventilator for a while."
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🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿8 y.o. Cameron from Stonehaven #Scotland was hospitalized at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow on life support because of heart failure due to multi-system inflammatory syndrome from COVID #TheySurvivedCovid nottinghampost.com/news/boy-8-lef…
When he tested positive for Covid he showed no symptoms, and was quickly "back to his usual self".

But a few weeks later, he developed a lump on his neck (lymphadenopathy) & rashes on his body.

4 days later while watching TV, he complained to his mum that his vision was blurry.
At the hospital, Cameron deteriorated quickly and his heart began to fail.

Medics placed him in an induced coma and he was flown from Aberdeen Royal Infirmary to the Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow.
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🇨🇦 5 y.o. Porter Nixon was admitted to the pediatric ICU at Alberta Children's Hospital in Calgary #Canada due to multi-system inflammatory syndrome due to COVID #TheySurvivedCovid facebook.com/albertahealths…
"They were trying to get IV lines in & he's scared and he's sick and ... across the unit we could hear him screaming for us," said Cody. "Every time we checked back into the room his condition was getting worse. They had to sedate him because he was so uncomfortable and so sick"
When initially informed of the MIS-C diagnosis, after an antibody test revealed a positive result for COVID, Porter's parents had been shocked — and stumped.
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9 y.o. Joey Pellegrini from Fremont #NewHampshire contracted mild COVID in early October, but two weeks later became severely ill from multi-system inflammatory syndrome. He had a high fever, abdominal pain and very low blood pressure. #TheySurvivedCovid today.com/health/mom-sha…
During his time in the hospital, Joey received his MIS-C diagnosis and was treated with IV immune globulin, steroids & medications to increase his blood pressure. Doctors performed echocardiograms and constantly monitored Joey's heart rate.
"I was completely unaware of this MIS-C. I had no idea to even look for symptoms," Pellegrini said. "If I had any knowledge of this, I would have brought him in at the first signs of the stomach bug."
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9 y.o. from Caden Veysey from Peoria #Arizona was severely ill from multi-system inflammatory syndrome due to COVID. He developed a high fever, followed by a rash and very low blood pressure. #TheySurvivedCovid fox10phoenix.com/news/peoria-fa…
Weeks after thinking Caden was over the virus, he developed a high fever. Then, Caden's mother, Sarah Veysey, noticed a rash.
"It just looked weird. It was a spot., and I pulled his pajama shirt down, and there were spots all over his chest and back, and I thought something is not right,"
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A Gloucester County #Virginia mother said it only took a matter of days for her once healthy 8-year-old girl Ashlyn South to be rushed by ambulance to a Norfolk emergency room due to multi-system inflammatory syndrome due to COVID. #TheySurvivedCovid wtkr.com/news/coronavir…
"On September 28, she woke up that morning with an upset stomach. Just a tummy ache," Andrea said.

That stomachache would progress to a 103-degree fever, rash and sore throat. A strep throat test came back negative.
"When we took her vitals is when we realized that we actually had a bigger problem," said Andrea. "Her blood pressure was critically low."

A blood test found she had the antibodies for COVID, which doctors believe she had contracted six weeks prior. They diagnosed her with MIS-C
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12 y.o. Dre'den Lowe from Nederland #Texas is back home after being placed on life support due to multi-system inflammatory syndrome due to COVID. He was fully vaccinated. #TheySurvivedCovid 12newsnow.com/article/news/l…
“I was sleeping on the floor & he was sleeping on the couch, he looks at me & says, ‘mom, can you pray for me?’ I said, ‘what’s wrong baby?’ He goes, ‘I think I am going to die,’” Missy said. “He is only 12, so that is a hard thing to hear. I looked up and he had turned blue"
"Dre’s blood pressure dropped to dangerous levels, and the plan was reached that his appendix was inflamed and needed to be immediately removed.

Nothing improved, and hospital staff told Missy late Wednesday night that an ambulance was coming for Dre"
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Jaydn McNeill, high school senior wide receiver from Four Oaks #NorthCarolina is grateful to be alive. In January 2021 he developed respiratory & heart failure and was placed on life support including ECMO due to MISC from COVID. #TheySurvivedCovid wralsportsfan.com/we-call-him-th…
When Jaydn woke up from the medically induced coma, he lost 30 lbs. He was unable to walk or even text because he was too weak to hold his cell phone.
"He was in respiratory and heart failure," Dr. Aliese Sarkissian said. "If we didn't have those machines to help support him while the therapy was working, yes he could have died."
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27 y.o. Fabian Granado is fighting for his life against COVID-19 at the University of Florida Hospital-JAX. A Texas native, he was attending the CDA Technical Institute Commercial Underwater Welder when he became ill. #TheySurvivedCovid nbcdfw.com/news/coronavir…
Like a lot of young people, Rene Granado believes it was a perception of invincibility that kept his son Fabian from getting vaccinated.
Rene Granado, a single father of two and a thirty-four-year veteran of the Garland #Texas Police Department has been at his beside throughout his recovery
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Marissa Fuentes from Havertown #Pennsylvania was 32 wks pregnant when she was placed on life support due to COVID. 7 months later she returned home to her family, including her infant son, who was safely delivered via emergency c-section #TheySurvivedCovid witn.com/2021/11/25/mom…
Her nurse, Elena Casanova, said most patients average 10-15 days on ECMO support. Fuentes lasted around five and half months.

Casanova called Fuentes a medical miracle. 6abc.com/covid-19-emerg…
Fuentes was not vaccinated, but now says "If you can get the vaccine, get it...Because it could save you, it could save your child's life."
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28 y.o. Kodie Edler from Findlay #Ohio was young & healthy. He intended to get vaccinated, but hadn't gotten around to it. He tested positive for COVID on 7/10. By 8/3, he was on ECMO and on 8/24, his only option for survival was a lung transplant. #TheySurvivedCovid
Edler has no memory of the 2½ months of his life when Corroto and countless others worked frantically to keep him alive.
The 28-year-old awoke sore and uncomfortable, unable to talk. Beneath his gown he’d discover a mustache-shaped incision, stretching armpit to armpit, where surgeons had opened him to remove a pair of lungs ravaged by COVID-19.
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11 y.o. Johnathon Abrams was on life support at Driscoll Children's Hospital in Corpus Christi #Texas from multisystem inflammatory syndrome due to COVID. He's now in a rehab center in Houston still unable to walk. #TheySurvivedCovid gofundme.com/f/help-the-abr…
His mother journals her son's heartbreaking hospitalization on the GoFundMe page. I've attached two entries.
Nov. 16: Johnathon is now in Houston at a rehabilitation facility to try and get his strength back. He is still unable to walk but he can move his arms more and his legs just slightly. The wound on his butt has gotten worse and is down to the bone.
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6 week old Maisley Maxwell from #Wisconsin developed respiratory failure from COVID pneumonia complicated by a collapsed lung requiring a chest tube. Despite a ventilator she remained hypoxic, until she was placed on ECMO #TheySurvivedCovid gofundme.com/f/help-for-the…
"Maisley was not able to maintain her oxygen saturation on the ventilator alone (multiple different ventilators were tried). Therefore, she was placed on a ECMO machine. This machine is the highest amount of life support there is to offer and our last hope for a miracle."
On November 13th, after three long weeks Maisley & her Mommy and Daddy are HOME!
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Dr. Hassan Amhaz from Dauphin County #Pennsylvania was shocked seeing his own neighbor, 32-year-old Kyle Schriner in the COVID ICU on a ventilator. After a prolonged hospitalization, Kyle returned home. #TheySurvivedCovid wkyc.com/article/news/h…
"I just kind of glanced in and I saw Kyle. And, I just stopped. I just walked back and I looked in and I was like 'oh my God.' And I looked and you know it was just really scary," said Dr. Hassan Amhaz
Kyle had just become eligible for the vaccine when he began to feel ill in April. He admits, he wasn't sure about getting the shot as he is scared of needles and he questioned what was in the vaccine and how fast it rolled out.
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36 y.o. Justin Moon, former University of Alabama football player is currently relearning how to walk and use his right arm again after nerve damage due to COVID. He was on a ventilator for 6 weeks. #TheySurvivedCovid al.com/news/2021/11/f…
Moon is using the story of his sickness to urge others to take the COVID-19 vaccine that he hesitated in getting.
“We were unsure of the vaccine, and we were wrong,” Justin Moon said.
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30 y.o. Candice Davis from Philadelphia has been hospitalized in Colorado Springs #Colorado due to COVID since August 17. The virus caused blood clotting requiring amputation of both arms and legs. #TheySurvivedCovid koaa.com/news/covering-… Image
"She hurts, she's going through it, she beats herself up," said her mom. "She cries more than all of us, but she's the strongest link between the both of us because of what happened to her." Image
In August, Paige Davis says her adult son and daughter who live in Philadelphia both tested positive for COVID. Her son was vaccinated and recovered. Her daughter Candice was not and the virus hit her especially hard.
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Newborn from New Orleans #Louisiana is finally discharged after being hospitalized for 6 months with COVID-19 #TheySurvivedCovid
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18 y.o. Jadyn from Spokane Washington contracted #MISC due to COVID requiring life support. She had a 90% chance of dying, but survived. It's unknown what ongoing health problems she'll endure from this infection. #TheySurvivedCovid.
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"As his daughter battled COVID-19, Trefry started to feel guilty about his former anti-vaccine views... If you're on the fence about getting the vaccination, this isn't about you. It's about our children. This is happening all over the country, all over the world."
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Loved ones buried 13 y.o. Jaheim Lambert who died from COVID at Union Cemetery in East Bakersfield #California this morning. His family calls him an old soul #SoulsLostToCovid kget.com/health/coronav…
PORTSMOUTH, N.H. A 9-year-boy old from Fremont is at Massachusetts General Hospital recovering from multisystem inflammatory syndrome in children due to COVID. wmur.com/article/nh-boy…
Missouri mom urges parents to consider COVID vaccine after 10-year-old son Dakota nearly dies. “Doctors said we had to pull the plug or put him on the ECMO machine," said mom fox2now.com/news/missouri/…
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