A 16-year-old boy from Lakewood with no underlying health conditions endured a difficult battle with COVID-19, and is sharing his story to raise awareness about the virus. Pierre St. Julian went to Lakewood Regional Hospital after experiencing a fever, a headache, and eye irritation. He was diagnosed with COVID-19 and was transferred to Long Beach Medical Center.
“I was scared because I didn’t really know what was happening, and my eyes were burning. I couldn’t really see,” said Pierre. His symptoms got worse, according to his mother, Colette Griffin-St. Julian. Pierre’s eyes got red, his lips swelled, and he developed a rash. “Each day, it kept getting worse. Each day, the lips just kept getting worse. Inside of his mouth was just the worst. His eyes were getting red, burning, and the rashes were on his hands, feet, chest, back and everything,” she said. (READ MORE AT FOX 11)