11-Month-Old With COVID-19 Recovers at Home After Being Airlifted to Hospital

August 9, 2021

Ava Rivera, the baby with COVID-19 who was airlifted to a Texas hospital 150 miles away because of a pediatric bed shortage in the Houston area, has returned home after making a remarkable recovery. Ava was hooked up to a ventilator at Baylor Scott & White McLane Children's Medical Center - Temple, as her mother Estefanie cried by her bedside. Five other pediatric hospitals had been unable to admit her. Ava’s plight has come to symbolize the growing surge in children stricken with COVID-19. 

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