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Massachusetts firefighter in medically induced coma after contracting COVID-19

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A Massachusetts firefighter is fighting for his life due to a battle with COVID-19.

According to the Plainville Fire Department, Brett Bertram is a member of their Call Department and is now in a medically induced coma.

Brett’s mother Stacy, of North Attleboro, issued details on her son’s condition.

“My son was diagnosed with covid and several days after being diagnosed I brought him to the hospital. He had been at home and I had been monitoring him there and from Tuesday to Saturday he had continued to not improve. I brought him to the local community hospital who admitted him within 20-30 minutes of walking through the door. There he was started on high flow oxygen and they started covid meds. Even with the high flow and meds he was showing little to no improvement. Monday the choice was made that he needed to be moved into Boston. The hospital secured him a bed. Transport was booked and I thought we are all set but due to the high flow oxygen he was on regular transport was not an option. The hospital contacted Boston Medflight ground and made there way to him. A few hours after arriving at the Brigham he was placed in a medically induced coma and placed on a ventilator.”

The family is looking for help with medical expenses and has begun a GoFundMe.

The total raised was nearly $14,000 as of this writing.

The family and the Plainville Fire Department ask for the public’s prayer for Brett.

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