Against all odds one valley nurse is recovering after a long battle with COVID-19

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One Rio Grande Valley nurse is taking steps towards recovery after being diagnosed with COVID-19. 

Melanie Carmichael, an intensive care unit nurse at Harlingen Medical Center tested positive for the virus during the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in the Rio Grande Valley. 

Fighting the virus on the frontlines, she knew the risk of exposure was high. 

“I knew there was always that chance — you know working in that environment, but you know you can get it anywhere,” Carmichael said. 

After two and a half months on life support, Carmichael is working towards complete recovery. 

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