This very special little boy overcomes yet another challenge with amazing strength.
The child hero Super Chico is back in action against the invisible, worldwide enemy. The boy, who has Down syndrome and several comorbidities, caught COVID-19 for the second time and once again overcame the disease.
It started in November 2021 with the symptoms we all know: coughing and difficulty breathing, and a urinary tract infection. The 5-year-old had to be hospitalized. Intubation became inevitable as his health condition worsened.
“This time it was worse, because the other time [in July 2020, when Chico first caught the virus] he had progressive improvement. Every day there was good news. This time it wasn’t like that,” Dani Guedes Bombini, Chico’s mother, told Fantástico.
According to the doctors, COVID-19 is four times more lethal in carriers of Down syndrome. Chico’s case was even more serious, since he also has chronic renal failure, congenital heart disease, and is oxygen dependent.