Updated: February 6, 2021 10:46:42 am
In a heart-warming video, healthcare workers in New Mexico City were seen giving a 4-year-old girl a celebratory send off as she left the hospital after nearly nine months of treatment for COVID-19.
Stella Martin was discharged from the University of New Mexico Hospital last month, the facility said on Twitter, along with the video of the send off, which has won hearts on social media.
“After a severe bout with COVID-19, 4-year-old Stella Martin is leaving UNM Hospital,” the facility wrote, along with the video. In the video, a healthcare worker is seen wheeling the girl out as people clap and cheer on.
Take a look here:
After a severe bout with COVID-19, 4-year-old Stella Martin is leaving UNM Hospital. ❤️
Stella came into the hospital in April after contracting COVID-19. She spent over 5 months in the Pediatric ICU and arrived in the CTH Acute Service in October. pic.twitter.com/8yfIUHonsl
— UNM HSC (@UNMHSC) January 27, 2021
“We celebrate her recovery and the hard work and dedication of our health care team who work tirelessly to help patients like her,” the post further read.
The video delighted many on Twitter. Take a look at some of the reactions here:
For those who think COVID isn’t real and it only affects older people with underlying conditions.
— rh4 (@robby00_ss) January 27, 2021
Discharge parades will never NOT make me cry! Go Stella!!!
— Lauren Farfan (@__laurenemily) January 28, 2021
I had Transverse Myalitis I was diagnosed when I was 22 in 1980. I almost died the Des didn’t know what it was at the time. It can lay dormant until something like covid occurs or stress. Many things can make it come out but its extremely rare. I pray she recovers im sure shewill
— Mary McLane (@marymac169) January 28, 2021
I’m crying. Yay Stella!
— Bobbie Anne formerly JaneFoster_Thor (@BobbieCadiz) February 3, 2021
— Tessa Mentus (@TessaMentus) January 27, 2021
Congratulations baby girl keep beating this 💜
— Rebecca Cross (@Rebecca59286235) February 3, 2021
According to Good Morning America, Martin had asthma, a condition known to cause severe symptoms for people infected with the COVID-19 virus.
It is believed that she contracted the virus from her father, who passed away in April last year, battling complications from the virus.
The news report also said that the 4-year-old suffered a collapsed lung and was in a week long coma.
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