May 18, 2020 12-year-old girl recovers after almost dying from blood clot possibly tied to COVID-19

NEWARK (WABC) -- A 12-year-old girl thanked the medical team in Newark that saved her life after she almost died from a blood clot that may have been caused by COVID-19.

Jissel Rosario was rushed to Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children's Hospital of New Jersey on April 21 when her left leg became swollen and blue.

It wasn't long after her arrival that she went into cardiac arrest from the large clots visible on her leg.

"Her leg was so swollen that it was compromising the blood supply to her leg," said Dr. Marc Cohen, the hospital's chairman of the Department of Medicine. Read More.