The reality athlete has been hospitalized in serious condition since May 26
Stephania Gómez Vargas is the full name of this former participant, who has been receiving medical attention at the Puebla Hospital since last Wednesday, May 26, as she is infected with COVID-19.
Through her Instagram stories, Mati Álvarez, winner of the most recent edition of Exatlón México, informed her followers that her colleague Steph needs platelet donors.
People who wish to support the former Exatlón participant must have type B + blood and need to go to the Blood Center of the Puebla Hospital, which is located in Privada de las Ramblas 4, on the Atlixcayotl Development Commercial Corridor, near the Angelópolis shopping center. .
In its official Twitter account, Exatlón México published information about the hospitalization of ‘La Antorcha Humana’ , the nickname by which the competitor is known. In this tweet, a user shared the Hospital Puebla donor requirements sheet, the process is called Pheresis.
Some of these requirements are fasting of at least 4 hours, not being a carrier of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), having quality thick veins, wearing comfortable clothing and receiving an assessment of the adequate number of platelets.
According to the information sheet, Platelet Pheresis consists of transferring the platelets donated by the volunteer to the patient with COVID-19, the processing time is approximately four hours. In fact, it would have already been received by Steph Gomez, however, the blood bank needs to replenish.
The Brazilian jiu-jitsu practitioner was hospitalized on Wednesday. However, the accounts that share program updates found his brother’s request for help on May 27.
“As of today, Wednesday, May 26, at 7:55 p.m., Steph is fighting for her life in a serious and very delicate condition,” wrote the athlete’s brother.
According to these captures of what appears to be an Instagram story, the Exatlón México contestant received treatments to achieve the ideal oxygen saturation, despite the condition of her lungs exhausted her and she had to be intubated to avoid respiratory arrest.
The relative explained that “Due to the proximity, capacity, quality, and availability of beds to care for serious patients with COVID, she was transferred to the Puebla Hospital, which is a private hospital.”
The Gómez Vargas family requested financial support for the treatment and rental equipment to maintain stability to Steph are very high costs.
For their part, friends of the beloved athlete, such as Keno Martell, Pamela Verdirame, and Mati Álvarez, confirmed that she was infected with coronavirus and requires voluntary donations.
According to the screenshots of that publication, people who wish to make a donation must also send their receipt to one of the three indicated emails.
The fans of Steph Gómez also wrote messages of encouragement to the athlete, “Strength for our human torch”, ” We are asking for you” “Strength Steph, God restore your health” and “Get well soon precious”, wrote the users of the social media.
These comments were made by Exatlón’s followers in Steph’s posts on Instagram, where she has more than 200,000 followers.
Stephania Gómez is 30 years old and was part of an edition of Exatlón México in 2019, after 14 weeks she had to leave the competition due to a broken tibia, the former Héroes member resumed her activities with success and normality when she left the Dominican Republic, the site where TV Azteca programs are recorded.
Steph was born in Tapachula, Chiapas in February 1991. From her childhood she showed her taste for sports, so since she was little she specialized in her discipline, which is called jiu-jitsu. A year before joining Exatlon, she was recognized as the best exponent of this sport at the national level.