Los Osos teen suffers medical complications after transplant

July 12, 2010

Holly Navolt, the 18-year-old lung transplant recovery patient, is back home with her family in Los Osos Monday after suffering several recent medical setbacks.

Late last month, the teenager began having lung rejection problems, which led her to go into respiratory failure on June 30. Doctors placed her on life support, where she remained through July 4. After that, Navolt made significant enough progress to be released to her parents.

However, Navolt was back in the hospital over the weekend, complaining of chest pains. She was released Monday morning and continues to recover at home.

The fundraising campaign to help the Navolt family pay for extensive medical bills is being coordinated through the Children’s Organ Transplant Association, which has set up a donation account for the family.

Volunteers interested in helping the Navolt family are welcomed to attend the next organizational meeting, Tuesday, July 13, at 7 p.m. at the Coffee Bean, across from the Outlet Mall in Pismo Beach. More information is also available by calling 489-9574.