Skip to comments.Man who declined COVID-19 vaccine speaks out after undergoing double lung transplant
Posted on 06/17/2021 2:57:15 PM PDT by BeauBo
Joshua Garza had a chance to get vaccinated against COVID-19 in January but he passed it up, thinking he didn't really need it.
Now, the 43-year-old Texan is hoping to inspire others to get the shot after he became so ill following his COVID-19 diagnosis that he needed a rare double lung transplant to survive.
"COVID ended up attacking my lungs," Garza, of Sugarland, told ABC News.
After testing positive for COVID-19 in late January, Garza's health deteriorated rapidly. On Feb. 2, when he ended up falling while trying to walk, his wife called for an ambulance to take him to the hospital. He was ultimately transferred to Houston Methodist, where he was put on an extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) machine to pump and oxygenate his blood for him.
"It was quick, it was within three weeks, the lungs were already shot," said Garza, who works in the oil and gas industry.
Garza was put on the lung transplant list, and on April 13, successfully underwent surgery. He spent several more weeks recovering and rehabilitating to regain his strength after two months on life support before being released from the hospital on May 27...
"It's much easier to get the vaccine than to go through something like this," Huang said of Garza's case. "He's extremely lucky. Most people in this situation don't make it to the transplant. You can't count on this outcome."
For Garza, he's sharing his story in hopes of helping prevent others from experiencing what we went through.
"If I knew what I know now," he said, "I would have definitely went through with the vaccination."
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Not sure I’m buying this....what underlying condition did he have?? Asthma? Heavy smoker??
He is 43 and says he had the opportunity to get the vaccine in January. Was that early for a healthy 43 year-old? I think so.
This has convinced me not to have both my lungs removed.
Awwww, another morality tale.
We are under an agricultural manure spreader of propaganda in America today. It’s truly breathtaking in scale. It fills the airwaves, the online world, billboards, the “news”.
It is literally as bad as the USSR at it’s height.
How did he get this double lung transplant so fast ,black ?
Meanwhile Eric Clapton almost died from the vaccine and after speaking out about it, nobody will talk to him anymore.
Tell that to Mr. Garza.😨
Still no, not ever.
How many “co-morbidities”?
Joshua Garza from TX
TexMex guy. The ones that wear cowboy hats and talk redneck but look Mexican.
When were the vaccines available to him?
Didn’t a lot of states structure providing the vaccines in a graduated way so the “most vulnerable” got them first?
Did he have a underlying condition that maybe was discovered after his diagnosis?
Does anyone know when ABC is going to do a story on all the adverse reactions and deaths attributed to the vaccines?
... said Garza, who works in the oil and gas industry.
I wonder what condition his lungs were in before he got sick.
Perhaps if the available treatments to lessen the symptoms had been utilized he would have had a better outcome.
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