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Woman Receives Double Lung Transplant After COVID-19

Woman Receives Double Lung Transplant After COVID-19

A woman in Madison is the first person in Wisconsin to get a double lung transplant after suffering from COVID-19. 

Carmen Lerma has been in the hospital since October and doctors considered the double transplant her only chance for survival.  She only had to wait a few days before having surgery and was released from the transplant unit November 5th.  Her surgeon says she still has a long way to go, but Lerma says being able to be with her family again is priceless. 

She wrote a letter to the family of her donor to thank them for her second chance at life.

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