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!
Maisley's mom, Alexus Maxwell is a nurse: "Never in a million years did Tyler and I expect to be here let alone 6 weeks into parenthood."

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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 Image
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His sister Alanna wrote: "I hope no one else has to go through the heartbreak of losing a loved one due to this awful disease. It’s easy to think “oh it will never happen to me” until it does and it’s too late."
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🇧🇷 32 y.o. Camila Rosa from Jundiaí, São Paulo #Brazil was pregnant with twins when she became ill with COVID. Her twins Miguel and Alicia survived, but mom passed away November 22, 2021. #SoulsLostToCovid itupevaagora.com.br/2021/11/jundia… Image
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"It's absolutely crazy not getting vaccinated," he added.
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"How are they going to pay that? Well, you should have been vaccinated."
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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. Image
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