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NEWS | July 1, 2021

A COVID Story with CW3 Julio Dominguez

By Leanna Maschino Oklahoma National Guard

On February 16, 2021, the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s Chief Warrant Officer 3 Julio Dominguez tested positive for COVID-19.

Three days later, he couldn’t breathe.

After being rushed to the hospital, Julio’s condition had worsened to the point of needing a ventilator and was placed into a medically-induced coma.

But that wouldn’t be enough. As his condition rapidly declined, he required an Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation, or “ECMO”, in order to stay alive.

In total, Julio was on a ventilator for 56 days and ECMO for 45 days.

This is his story.
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