‘You have to keep fighting’: 71-year-old Louisiana woman survives breast cancer, COVID-19


Patricia Marsh (WDSU)

NEW ORLEANS, La. (WDSU) — For the first time, a 71-year-old New Orleans woman is describing her COVID-19 experience.

“It’s frightening,” Patricia Marsh said.

Five years ago, Marsh beat stage 3 breast cancer and now she is fighting for her life again after being diagnosed with the coronavirus.

Marsh was hospitalized for about a week. She was discharged, but not long after, she had a major scare.

Marsh was having trouble breathing and had to be readmitted.

She was able to be discharged a second time just a few days ago.

Marsh says she was determined to make it out of the hospital alive.

“I have to trust in God that’s where I put my faith in,” Marsh said. “You have to keep fighting and keep God in your life. Thank the doctors and the nurses for all their help and support.”

By: Aubry Killion, WDSU

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