Beloved Valley doctor thankful after surviving double lung transplant

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A Valley doctor has a lot to be thankful for after surviving a double lung transplant. In the meantime, he encourages everyone to get vaccinated.
PHOENIX —

For more than 30 years, nephrologist Dr. Berne Yee has served as a kidney transplant specialist, helping to save countless lives.

But back in early January, just days after receiving his first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. he fell ill.

"I had chills and loss of taste," Dr. Yee said.

Yee tested positive for COVID-19.

"Nobody else in the family got it, so my assumption was that I got it from work before I got the vaccine," he said.

Yee's health deteriorated quickly. The virus ravaged his lungs, forcing him onto a ventilator and into a medically induced coma for nearly a month.

Transplant Dr. Ross Bremner describes Yee's lungs as...

"Awful is the answer," Dr. Bremner said.

Dr. Bremner…
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