KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) — The story of what happened to the Brewster family of Kansas City, Kansas, may be as tragic as any in this pandemic that has taken thousands of lives. Released by the Riverbend long-term care facility on April 3 —at the beginning of a massive coronavirus outbreak in the building — 88-year-old Carl Donald Brewster, a Korean War vet, died at his home two days later. A test after his death showed he had COVID-19. Soon, his son and daughter-in-law, who had driven him home and taken care of him after his release, tested positive. Janis Brewster suffered severely from the virus and spent nearly two months in the hospital, kept alive for a period of time by a ventilator, as family and friends prayed her failing kidneys would improve. But if there is a good story in all of this, it is hers. An “absolute miracle,” her husband Steve told The Kansas City Star. “There for awhile it just seemed so grim,” he said. “Of course everyone was praying hard. I’m going to say that’s what made the difference.” That and the convalescent plasma therapy she received, which allows people suffering from severe coronavirus to… Read full this story
- Woman miraculously survives being impaled by metal pole after crashing into fence
- Former Guantanamo Bay inmate Omar Khadr recovering from 19-hour surgery
- Sorry, Darwin: Evolution Favors 'Survival of the Laziest'
- Surviving and thriving after a 6-year battle with an eating disorder
- Michigan's Rashida Tlaib to Become First Muslim Woman in Congress
- Cleveland Browns Sign Kareem Hunt Despite Video of Him Assaulting Woman. Kaepernick Still Banned for Kneeling
- Woman Describes Waking Up To Find Serial Killer Atop Her
- 'We just want to hug you': Heartbroken parents of missing Leah Croucher, 19, make emotional appeal for her to return, saying 'whatever has caused you to run away, please let us help or fix it'
- Vietnamese woman claims 15-year-old brother is the 'youngest victim' of migrant truck tragedy and died in 'bid to be reuninted with his parents who are both illegally living in Britain'
- Woman, 25, whose arm went numb after a sip of wine discovers the tingling sensation was a side effect of stage four Hodgkin lymphoma
Kansas woman with 15% survival rate, recovers from COVID-19 have 358 words, post on www.sfgate.com at July 3, 2020. This is cached page on VietMaz. If you want remove this page, please contact us.