The novice model from Florida, who had her legs amputated after being infected with Covid-19, returned home from the hospital before her 21st birthday.

Claire Bridges of St. Petersburg, Florida, was hospitalized in Tampa on January 16 this year with severe leg pain and coronavirus, according to GoFundMe page created by her family.

Despite being fully vaccinated, she was born with severe heart disease, which led to serious Covid complications that stopped her heart and eventually forced doctors to amputate both of her legs.

But now there is her father Wayne Bridges said Newsweek that she was able to go home and spend her birthday on Saturday with her loved ones.

Mr Bridges said: “She is very happy to be home with family and friends. We cooked for her on Saturday, it was her birthday. We are happy to have taken her out of hospital life to her mom’s home and into a more comfortable environment.

“It was mental, emotional, but now we hope.

Ms. Bridges is now preparing to receive leg prostheses, partially funded by 50 Legs, a charity group, as well as physiotherapy and occupational therapy to learn how to use them in daily life.

As of Tuesday afternoon, her family’s GoFundMe page had raised about $ 39,000 (£ 29,600) to cover her medical expenses and recovery costs. another page created by her neighbor and colleague at the coffee shop where she worked, raised more than $ 105,000 (£ 79,530).

У post on Facebook Last week, Mr. Bridges said, “Two months before the day it all started, and Claire sat alone for the first time! It may not seem like much, but for this warrior it is a great victory!

“It seems that our girl-warrior is returning home today to her mother’s house for the rehabilitation stage on her way. Claire Bridges, I am so proud of you and inspired by you. In two months you have overcome more than any of us could have imagined in your life. You will rise again before you know it. ”

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