Model Claire Bridges, 21, loses both legs to covid-19 complications – AS USA March 29, 2022

I saw this recently on AS USA – Model Claire Bridges, 21, loses both legs to covid-19 complications: Longer article. While this rarely happens, in some cases, it does happen.

Adrián Córdoba@AdrianCorMart March 29, 2022

Covid-19 arrived in the world in late 2019 and normal life for most began to change. The coronavirus has taken millions of people’s lives in the United States and around the globe, and has left many more with serious consequences. One of those is Carolyn Claire Bridges, the 21-year-old model born in the city of St. Petersburg, Florida.

Claire Bridges: young model lost legs in covid battle

Bridges was born with heart problems, which made her a patient with an increased risk of serious complications if she contracted covid-19. And this was demonstrated in a horrific fashion. She has been in Tampa General Hospital since 16 January, initially admitted with covid-19 and severe leg pain, and has only now been able to leave to celebrate her 21st birthday.

Two months “fighting for her life” and, as part of her survival she had to face the amputation of both her legs. This despite her being vaccinated.

The family of Bridges have made her story public through GoFundMe, where they are seeking to raise money to aid her recovery. She was diagnosed with not only myocarditis due to covid-19, but also rhabdomyolysis (where the muscle tissue breaks down and then passes into the blood), cyanotic, acidosis and mild pneumonia. She was admitted to the ICU on life support, but she was so ill and weak that her heart stopped, forcing the emergency teams to perform resuscitation.



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