Zully was 8 months pregnant when she had to be rushed to the hospital and upon arrival, she was diagnosed with COVID-19. Baby Neysel was born 5 weeks premature via emergency C-section as his mom was put on a ventilator.
Zully's survival is a miracle. The highly professional and caring doctors at Stamford Hospital worked around the clock to save her life She spent 3 weeks fighting for her life and it was only after she received the experimental plasma treatment that her situation started to change.
When baby Neysel was ready to come home from the hospital Marvin asked Luciana Lira, her 7-year-old son's Junior elementary school teacher, to take temporary custody of the newborn. Luciana did not hesitate and the baby has been staying with her family since he left the hospital on April 8th.
Zully continues to recover, Marvin and Junior are hoping to be tested again soon and baby Neysel remains strong with the Lira family. They can't wait to get reunited!
There are many challenges ahead, but with community support, this beautiful and strong family will be able to overcome them. The funds raised through this page will help take care of the healthcare and living expenses for the family on their long road to recovery.
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