California girl, 29, hospitalized with coronavirus issues wants double lung transplant: report


A 29-year-old California girl was clinging to life this week in want of a double lung transplant after coronavirus issues left her on a ventilator final month, based on studies. 

Brittany Romena, 29, was hospitalized in Madera, California, with the virus on Jan. 11 and remained in a medically induced coma, based on Daily Post 26 in Fresno. 

Her mom Kristina Chapa instructed the station her daughter has Acute Respiratory Misery Syndrome and was now on a protracted ready listing for a lung transplant. 

Ventlation face mask, on background medical ventilator in ICU in hospital.

Ventlation face masks, on background medical ventilator in ICU in hospital.

“We’ve been told she will require a double lung transplant in order to survive,” Chapa stated. “There’s no other way she will survive unless she’s given a double lung transplant.”


“Britt is only 29 years old, she does not have any kids and she deserves to live her life,” her mom wrote on a fundraising web page for Romena’s care. “Her father died when he was the same age as Britt and she has struggled to deal with this great loss. Now that she is finally happy and leading a productive life, this happens!” 

Brittany Romena was being cared for in the ICU of Madera Community Hospital 

Brittany Romena was being cared for within the ICU of Madera Group Hospital 
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Romena’s fiancé Andrew Meyers has additionally been by her facet within the hospital. 

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“Now we’re waiting for the referral [to UC San Francisco Medical Center] from the doctor to get to the right hands and the right person has to see it,” he instructed Daily Post 26. “And they have to accept that referral and she needs to be evaluated.”

Romena’s mom added, “Her prognosis is poor and I am running out of time.” 


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