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Northumberland Paramedic On Life Support After Contracting Coronavirus

KAWARTHA LAKES-A veteran Northumberland Paramedic is fighting for her life after being diagnosed with Coronavirus in late April.

Joni Krampert, a mother of three children,  joined Northumberland Paramedics in 2004.

A Go Fund Me campaign set up to help the family says on Sunday, April 25th, 2021 Krampert went into Northumberland Hills Emergency with some difficulty breathing. She was admitted to the ICU and less than 24 hours later, tested positive for COVID-19. She was intubated and put on a ventilator according to the campaign.

On April 29th she be transferred to Peterborough Regional Health Centre for some long-term supportive care but on Saturday, May 1st, her condition quickly deteriorated and she was rushed to Toronto General Hospital (by Critical Care Toronto Ambulance) for some further specialized, intensive care. While there, she was diagnosed with “ARDS” (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome – a type of respiratory failure characterized by a rapid onset of widespread inflammation in the lungs) and remained on a life support.

As of Wednesday Krampert is at Mount Sinai Hospital with Sepsis, a potentially life-threatening condition that occurs when the body’s immune response to an infection damages its own tissues. She remains in an induced coma, intubated and on life support according to the campaign.

Support for the Go Fund Me campaign has poured in with more than $15,000 raised in just over one day.

Click here for more information: https://gofund.me/dbf56440

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Pamela Vanmeer
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Pamela VanMeer is a two time winner of the prestigious Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) Award. Her investigative reports on abuse in Long Term Care Homes garnered international attention for the issue and won the Ron Laidlaw Award. She is a former reporter and anchor at CHEX News, now Global Peterborough and helped launch the New CHEX Daily, a daily half hour talk show. While at CHCH News in Hamilton she covered some of the biggest news stories of the day.

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