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Beloved Author Hillenbrand Battling COVID-19: 'Please, Please Take This Disease Seriously'

Thursday 2 April 2020


From US horse-racing industry news outlet the Paulick Report:


Laura Hillenbrand and Col Michael C Howard
Laura Hillenbrand with Howard family historian,
Col Michael C. Howard, U.S.M.C. (ret.) in front of
life-size bronze Seabiscuit statue at historic
Howard House- Ridgewood Ranch, Willits, CA
Col Michael Howard was a primary source for
Laura Hillenbrand's best-seller,
Seabiscuit; An American Legend
(Photo: Michael Thompson)

Beloved Author Hillenbrand Battling COVID-19: ‘Please, Please Take This Disease Seriously’

By Paulick Report Staff
April 1, 2020
© 2020 Copyright Blenheim Publishing LLC.

Laura Hillenbrand, decorated author of Seabiscuit: An American Legend, revealed this week that she has been battling a case of presumptive COVID-19 for the past two weeks.

Hillenbrand detailed her 15-day battle with the illness on her Facebook page Tuesday, describing extreme difficulty breathing, fever, chills, and exhaustion. Her symptoms have waxed and waned throughout the past 15 days, at one point necessitating a trip to the emergency room when her blood oxygen levels fell too low. She said she is now at home and “profoundly grateful to be alive” although worries her breathing may again worsen and require another trip to the hospital.

Hillenbrand has been open about her long-running battle with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but points out she is not in any of the classic high risk groups like elderly patients or those with asthma, heart conditions, kidney or liver disease or other issues.


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