Please see Claire's recent interview with CNN for an update on her progress.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers!
The family of Claire Bridges has started this Go Fund Me page to help raise money for Claire's medical and ongoing recovery expenses.
Many people have asked what has transpired and for updates on Claire. Claire was admitted to Tampa General Hospital on Sunday, January 16th, with severe leg pain and Covid. Yes, she was vaccinated! She was then diagnosed with Covid Myocarditis, Rhabdomyolysis, mild pneumonia, Cyanotic, and had Acidosis. Obviously, she was very sick and weak. A few hours later, the ICU doctor called Wayne and said her heart had stopped and they were administrating CPR. The doctor put the Chaplain on the phone, and while he was on the phone with her for an hour and a half she coded 2 more times. Thank God they were able to revive her. The doctors and surgeons were collaborating on the next course of action for her heart and other organs. Monday morning she was placed on a Tandem Heart and additional life support. Monday evening she was placed on continuous dialysis because her kidneys were failing. Tuesday morning she had to go back to the operating room to undergo a Fasciotomy, because the pressure was building in her legs and not allowing blood flow. Unfortunately, the damage to her legs is too severe and irreversible, so she is going to lose both her legs. Claire also faces a long and challenging recovery, and our hope is to give her the best resources possible for her ongoing healthcare needs.
We appreciate all the love, prayers and support for Claire.