The stories of death connected to the coronavirus pandemic are real and painful.
The stories of lives saved after the work of medical professionals are just as real. Inspiring. And hopeful.
Leo, 43 years old, spent 18 days at Froedtert and the Medical College of Wisconsin Hospital battling for his very existence after COVID-19-related respiratory failure and cardiac arrest. He spent eight days on a ventilator.
Tuesday, he got to go home.
“Thank you for saving my life. I want to thank every single person from the nurses to the doctors – everybody who helped me. You did it. God bless you guys,” he said as he departed.
“I asked if they’d let us pray together and the nurses did that for me,” said his wife.
Leo is not alone. The grand majority of hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Wisconsin have survived, thanks to the everyday miracles – lifted by prayers of every belief, but made action by the medical professionals of our state.
For those who may struggle in this time, who have fear, hold on to Leo’s story. And find hope.