Nurse continues to battle long-term effects months after contracting COVID-19

CHARLOTTE — Novant health nurse Wendy Cort said she is grateful to be alive after a battle with COVID-19 in March.

“They had done everything they could to keep me alive,” said Cort, who has been a nurse for 35 years.

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Cort spent 17 days in the ICU on a ventilator for 17 days.

“I should not have survived,” she said.

In the video at the top of this webpage, hear about Cort’s recovery and the long-term effects she is still having.