Pennsylvania man begs for help finding an ICU bed for his mom who is on a ventilator with COVID-19 in heartbreaking social media posts as her condition deteriorates

  • Shawn Rider posted to Facebook on Tuesday pleading for information on another Pennsylvania hospital that had a free ICU bed and an EMCO machine
  • His mother Karen had been on a ventilator due to COVID-19 since November 23 but her condition had deteriorated and she needed a transfer
  • A nurse at York hospital spotted his post and found the family an ICU bed
  • Karen was transferred the next day but is still in a serious condition
  • She has now been on an ventilator for 13 days 
  • Shawn has continued to share her story as the family hopes people will ‘take more precautions so they don’t end up in the position we are in’ 

A man in Pennsylvania was forced to beg for help on Facebook as he was told that his mom with COVID-19 urgently needed to be transferred to another hospital as her condition deteriorated.

Shawn Rider posted a heartbreaking plea on Facebook on Tuesday looking for a hospital that had an open ICU bed and an ECMO machine so that his mom Karen could be transferred for treatment.


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