A St. Louis Park teenager who is fighting for her life against a flu infection "stands a 50-50 chance of survival as of Thursday," according to WCCO-AM.
“We’ve had a couple of the doctors tell us point-blank that our daughter is the sickest kid in the state right now, if not the region,” Sandy Christenson of St. Louis Park told WCCO.
Carly, 14, plays basketball at St. Louis Park High School and came home with a bad sore throat on Dec. 20. Four days later she was in Children's Hospital in Minneapolis, where she is battling Influenza A, WCCO reported.
Carly's parents, Sandy and Sean Christenson, said donated blood products from more than 100 people have helped keep Carly alive and urged people to donate.
Another teenager, Max Schwolert, 17, of Texas, died Saturday in St. Paul after becoming sick with the flu while visiting relatives in Wisconsin, the Star Tribune reported.