According to reports, the 39-year-old father of three with a life-threatening case of COVID-19 needs a lung transplant to survive. It remains unclear if the man is vaccinated or not. His wife reportedly declined to say whether her husband is vaccinated, explaining that if he was not, people might attack them, and if he was, people might say the vaccine doesn’t work.
The 39-year-old man from Ohio, Matt Kemp, was reportedly hospitalized and later intubated after his symptoms began around Thanksgiving.
His wife Angela said: “I thought him being intubated was going to be hell. That is not hell. Hell is showing up for Christmas, and the machine not working, and his eyes rolling in the back of his head.”
According to WXIX, his wife declined to say whether Matt is vaccinated. She said that if he was not, people might attack them, and if he was, people might say the vaccine doesn’t work.
Unfortunately, the 39-year-old man was in and out of consciousness for weeks. He was then transported to a facility in the Ohio State University hospital system to receive a treatment called extracorporeal membrane oxygenation, which oxygenates blood outside the body.
His wife said the treatment worked. Her husband is awake and can talk. But, he also needs a lung transplant, because his lungs have collapsed four times already.
Angela reportedly said: “He’s on two life supports, so he could crumble at any time. It’s awful to think that someone has to die for my husband to live. We need it ASAP to try to keep him alive and not have any other issues happen, because his lungs are just not working.”
According to his wife, Matt got on the lung transplant waiting list Jan. 18. But, unfortunately, the family has no idea when he might get one.
A GoFundMe Page has been created for the family, which states:
“Matt has been in the OSU hospital, battling COVID since Thanksgiving. He has been on life support for almost two of those months. He is now facing a double lung transplant, and a very long and uncertain recovery. His wife, Angela, is commuting to and from OSU multiple times a week, all while juggling work and taking care of their three kids.
Your donation will go a long way in reducing the stress and financial burden for Angela, as they all fight for Matt and his recovery. Thank you all in advance for your consideration in donating to this great family!”
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