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Father Who Almost Died From Flu: Don’t ‘Go Through What I Went Through’

​DENVER (CBS4) – A father of two is encouraging everyone to get a flu shot.

That’s because, five years ago, influenza almost killed him.

“You don’t really want to go through what I went through,” Victor Carlos told CBS4 Health Specialist Kathy Walsh.
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Victor Carlos (credit: CBS)
Carlos almost died. In 2012, he was 41-years-old. He had run three marathons, and was training for another. He did not get a flu shot.
“I was just afraid of needles and injections,” Carlos explained.
That December, the husband and father of two ended up on life support, extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), at the University of Colorado Hospital.