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COVID triggers rare immune response, leaving Minnesota 8-year-old unable to see, speak | FOX 9 KMSP

Doctors believe COVID-19 triggered acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in 8-year-old Avella Bauer of Bloomington, Minnesota, leaving her unable to see, speak, move her arms or legs or feed herself. ADEM is a rare disease where the body's immune system attacks its own cells and tissues causing swelling in the brain and spinal cord. Subscribe for more from FOX 9: Subscribe to FOX 9 Minneapolis-St. Paul Watch FOX 9 Live: FOX 9 is your source for breaking news, live events, investigations, politics, entertainment, business news and local stories from Minneapolis-St. Paul, the greater Twin Cities metro, Greater Minnesota, western Wisconsin and across the nation. FOX 9 is the Official Home of the Minnesota Vikings and proud partner of University of Minnesota Golden Gophers Athletics. Download the FOX 9 News app: Download the Weather app Google Play: App Store: Follow FOX 9 on Facebook: Follow FOX 9 on Twitter: Follow FOX 9 on Instagram: Subscribe to the FOX 9 newsletter:
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