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Concordia Student Survives Rare Pneumonia

ST. PAUL, Minn. - Concordia University, St. Paul sophomore Miata Smith developed a rare form of pneumonia in the fall of 2013 and was given a 5% chance of survival. When she woke from a drug-induced coma three months later, Miata had survived thanks to technology and a new set of lungs. She plans to return to Concordia when she is fully recovered.

Watch the KARE11 news interview for Miata's complete story.


The KARE11 video incorrectly refers to Concordia University, St. Paul as Concordia College. The accompanying news article was later corrected.


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