Madera woman who contracted COVID-19 recovering after double-lung transplant

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Thursday, March 24, 2022
Madera woman who contracted COVID-19 recovering after double-lung transplant
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Her mother shared the good news that a match was found, and Brittany is now recovering from surgery at UC San Diego Hospital.

MADERA, Calif. (KFSN) -- A Madera family is celebrating after a successful double lung transplant.

Brittany Romena, 29, contracted COVID while in Las Vegas for the New Year.

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Her illness took a turn for the worse, and within days she was intubated at Madera Community Hospital.

Her family held out hope that a donor would become available for a double lung transplant.

On Wednesday, her mother shared the good news that a match was found, and Brittany is now recovering from surgery at UC San Diego Hospital.

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She's also wearing a new engagement ring as her fiance Andrew officially proposed.