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Jun 30, 2010 3:07 PM by Carina Corral

Los Osos teenager's condition deteriorates after double lung transplant

We regret to report that the Los Osos teenager who received a double lung transplant and was on her way to recovery has taken a turn for the worse.

18-year-old Holly Navolt's body is rejecting the implants.

She has been placed on life support at Stanford Hospital because her body's not responding to the antirejection drugs.

Holly underwent double-lung transplant surgery last month to fight a rare condition called cystic fibrosis, which causes a person's lungs to deteriorate over time.

The community rallied around Holly and held fundraisers to help cover the costs of the transplant.

Now, her family and friends are looking to the community, again, for their continued comfort and support.

" More than anything we're asking for prayer. It's the power of prayer that is going to get her through this and that's going to make it so that she doesn't give up. That's a big part of it, too, is that she doesn't give up and continues to fight," said Amber Pinon, Holly's cousin.

The coming days will be vital for Holly's survival.

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