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COVID takes life of mom whose son issued plea for ICU

COVID takes life of mom whose son issued plea for ICU
A woman whose son rallied hospitals across Pennsylvania to get his mother into a specially equipped COVID-19 unit has lost her battle with the disease. Karen Rider was 63. Her son, Shawn Rider, urged people to take this virus and the pandemic seriously to spare themselves and others his family's fate.

Karen Rider was 63.Karen Rider died at age 63.York Hospital came through, and Karen Rider had a fighting chance.“This is Karen Rider.

(Facebook) Her plight first came to the world’s attention when son Shawn Rider issued a plea on Facebook earlier this month for a hospital with an ECMO machine, which pumps blood outside the body to a heart-lung machine that removes carbon dioxide and replenishes it with oxygen before returning it.They each got to spend time with her, Shawn Rider wrote.

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