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Lillian Downs

Searching For Answers

The second time Lillian Downs got COVID-19, she came to National Jewish Health. When infectious disease expert Jared Eddy, MD, saw Lillian before an antibody infusion, he realized that she needed a more extensive evaluation.

Sophia and her dog in a field

Long COVID Odyssey Ends in Recovery

Sophia Laderman's long COVID symptoms had become so severe that she could hardly stand up without blacking out. She crawled from room to room, and her husband carried her up the stairs of their Denver-area home. “I couldn’t take care of myself,” said Laderman. “At times I worried that I was going to die.”