Wesley Medical Center confirms that 31-year-old Carolina Enegren has died from complications of H1N1.
Enegren, a mother of two young children, contracted H1N1 last October. She died Wednesday evening around 5:30 according to hospital officials.
Eyewitness News recently talked to her husband, Paul, who was trying to bring awareness to the H1N1.
By Michael Schwanke (WICHITA, Kan.)
H1N1 may not be in the news much anymore, but Paul Enegren thinks about it every day.
"She's been in the hospital since October 24th and ICU since the 27th," says Paul talking about his wife, Carolina.
Before getting H1N1, 31-year-old Carolina was perfectly healthy. Paul now spends every day at the hospital, and nights with their two young sons.
Paul says the whole family got H1N1. He and the boys recovered quickly, but Carolina's body reacted differently. It overreacted causing severe lung damage.
Paul is asking for prayers, and although the prognosis isn't good, his hope isn't fading.
"I think a lot of people still aren't quite sure that it's something real. It's very real."