Monte Vista teenager fighting for her life at Children's Hospital


GoFundMe page set up for student struck with COVID

MONTE VISTA — Divine Luv Quintana has been a student at Byron Syring DELTA Center since February of 2018. She started attending Monte Vista School District as a preschool student at Marsh Elementary in 2000. 

“Monte Vista School District is proud to have been part of her educational journey,” said Byron Syring Principal Rebekah Sparks Johnson.

Divine, 18, entered her senior year in August of 2021 with determination and passion to reach her goal of becoming a graduate so she could start pursuing her dreams.

In September of 2021, Divine tested positive for COVID-19. She was in the San Luis Valley Health Regional Medical Center in Alamosa for three days and then flown to Children’s Hospital in Colorado Springs.

After about a week there, she was flown to Children’s Hospital of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to provide the additional life-supporting measures she was requiring.

Divine’s COVID turned into COVID pneumonia. Divine’s heart, kidneys, and lungs have begun to fail. She is still on extensive life-supporting measures. Divine is looking at 6 months to a year or more of being in the hospital at Children’s.

One of Divine’s biggest frustrations is that with her lengthy hospital stay, she thought she may not be able to accomplish her goal of graduating from Byron Syring DELTA Center with her high school diploma. For Divine that will not be the case.

Byron Syring DELTA Center is honored to have partnered with Children’s Hospital of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus to perform a graduation ceremony for Divine.

She will graduate with her high school diploma on Feb. 2, 2022, at 1 p.m.

“The DELTA staff and Monte Vista School District are proud of Divine. We wish her continued healing as she fights toward full recovery and a bright future where she can pursue her dreams beyond secondary school,” Johnson said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Divine by her mother, Lucrezia Naranjo-Vigil. 

“The funds raised will be used for past, current and future medical bills, food, travel expenses and any other needs that arise,” Naranjo-Vigil stated on the GoFundMe page. “When she is released and can come home. I am going to have to figure out a living situation that is best for her, I am not sure if that means staying in Denver or going back to the valley. With so many uncertainties, the one thing we know for certain is that Divine is a fighter and we will continue to fight with her.”

The page has raised $4,295 with a goal of $10,000 as of Feb. 1. To donate visit, www.gofundme.com and search “Medical Help and Support” and look for the page by Lucrezia Vigil.

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