HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – A Hawaii Island woman on a slow path to recovery after a lengthy hospital stay battling COVID-19.
The virus is having lasting effects on the body of 68-year-old Karen Lindsey.
She still struggles to speak and breath on her own, but decided to share her story from a hospital bed.
“Sometimes we have to put away the politics and you know, go with what you truly feel works and is necessary,” Lindsey said.
“It’s very devastating to go through this knowing it can be prevented,” her husband Leabert Lindsey added.
Karen was discharged to a skilled nursing facility over the weekend. She spent the last three months in the hospital.
She wasn’t yet vaccinated when she started to feel COVID symptoms after a family gathering in Utah in late May.
On June 19, she was admitted to Queen’s Punchbowl where she spent the next 90 days battling severe COVID pneumonia.
Much of her time was spent in the ICU.
While there, she suffered from severe…