June 22, 2021: Learning To Breathe Again – Colorado’s 1st COVID-19 Lung Transplant Recipient

June 22, 2021
A team of medical workers surrounds Bryan Raymond at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. A team of medical workers surrounds Bryan Raymond at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital. Courtesy of Trinity Raymond
A team of medical workers surrounds Bryan Raymond at UCHealth University of Colorado Hospital.

It started with cold symptoms late last year. It ended in a transplant. Bryan Raymond caught COVID-19 and is now learning to breathe again with a donor's lungs. He and his wife Trinity share their journey as he becomes the first COVID-19 patient to receive a lung transplant in Colorado.