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ORANGE, California -- Doctors at a children's hospital in California say 14-year-old Agustina Rojas was the sickest COVID-19 patient they've had so far. But like a champ, the teen beat the virus and she's finally at home after spending 57 days in the ICU.

"When I came home, I just hugged my whole family 'cause I missed them so much," she said.



The last time she saw them was back when her dad rushed her to the hospital.

"I didn't feel well. I couldn't breathe and like my head was just hurting," she described.

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Although she was medically sedated most of the time and doesn't remember much, doctors said she was close to death, twice.


"I happened to be on call one night where she again got very, very sick, very acutely, and I didn't know (if) she was going to live through that night," said Dr. Jason Knight.

"I was just scared. I was anxious, right?" Agustina said.

But through a group effort with various providers and Agustina's ability to fight, they said they were able to improve her condition and ultimately help her survive.

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"Knowing that she was our first really sick COVID-19 patient who we didn't really know if she was gonna survive. It was something we needed," said Dr. Knight.


Now, Agustina has a message to kids about their overall health.
"Stay healthy, eat right, eat your vegetables, eat anything healthy, like don't eat any junk food or this and that," she said.

And if you do get the virus, she said to be brave like her and be confident.

Dr. Knight said the patients they worry about the most are those with heart or lung problems, chronic diseases that affect the immune system, patients with cancer and the biggest risk factor - obesity.

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Saddle Brook PD: Maywood Man Slashes 12 Police Tires, Scrawls FU On Hood, Leaves Curse Notes

A Maywood man slashed the tires on 12 Saddle Brook police cars and scratched “FU” on the hood of one of them after leaving profane notes about police, President Trump and Jesus, authorities said Saturday.

Mazin Musbah, 25, left the notes on cruisers and personal police and fire department vehicles in a municipal lot Friday night, Police Chief Robert Kugler said.

Musbah then returned later with a tire jack that he used to scratch a message on the hood of a patrol car, Kugler said. He also slashed a dozen tires with a kitchen knife, the chief said.

The unprovoked criminal rampage was captured on surveillance video, Kugler said.

“He said he needed to send a message and wanted to personally deliver it,” the chief said. "This is a very misguided individual."

Police arrested Musbah and charged him with criminal mischief and weapons offenses.

He was released pending an Oct. 2 first appearance in Central Judicial Processing Court in Hackensack.

"Professional law enforcement officers we are designed to tolerate name calling and personal opinions of anti-police sentiment," the chief said, "but violence and property destruction should and never will be tolerated."

The damage included scrawl on the hood of a Saddle Brook police vehicle.SADDLE BROOK PD

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