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Piper Johnson lays in her hospital bed after developing a vaping-related illness on her way to college in Colorado.
Sean Hastings, Editor
3:16 pm CDT September 13, 2019

Piper Johnson was on her way to Greeley, Colorado, to move into college Aug. 16. Leaving her home in New Lenox for college was just the beginning of the chaos her and her mother, Ruby, endured.

Piper was unable to take deep breaths without pain and was coughing as her and Ruby were leaving for the University of Northern Colorado. 

Piper admitted to her mom that she had been vaping. She said she had stopped a week prior when the pain started.