An American woman with down syndrome has defied all odds and survived the coronavirus, as she was discharged from a hospital in Florida.
The emotional moment was captured as the woman, whose name was withheld, was pushed in a wheelchair decorated with balloons as she was discharged from hospital as medical officer cheered her on.
Speaking to news station Local10 outside the hospital, the woman’s mother, who also declined to give her name, expressed her deep gratitude to the hospital staff.
“I thank God. Thanks to every person of care of this hospital. They did the best for my daughter. They did an excellent job. I am very, very proud of them.”
People with disabilities are reportedly dying of COVID-19 at a higher rate because they are more likely to have underlying conditions that make them more vulnerable, researchers say.
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