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'I Saw the Love of God': Man Recovers from COVID-19 Life Support, Credits Prayers and Sacrificial Hospital Staff

04-13-2020
Image Credit: ABC News
Image Credit: ABC News

One Ohio man, who nearly died from COVID-19, says his faith in God and prayer is responsible for his recovery.

Nic Brown from Tuscarawas County went to the doctor last month for flu-like symptoms. When his condition started to get worse, he was admitted to the intensive care unit at Cleveland Clinic, WJBF-TV reports.

The 38-year-old was eventually put on a ventilator and life support.

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"There was a time during this process where the hospital reached out to my wife and had to have the discussion about end of life options," Brown said. 

On his third day in the intensive care unit, Brown was told that he tested positive for COVID-19. His condition began to deteriorate and he was placed on full life support. 

But Brown started getting better and making progress. While recovering, his attention was drawn to the daily goals and messages that the hospital staff wrote on the glass window in his room.

"Every day I was there, especially when I was on a ventilator and full life support, the staff would write on the window the goals for me to try and reach each day," he said. "They would encourage me. One day someone wrote, 'We will get you home.'" 

His condition continued to improve and he started to regain strength. Brown is praising God for his recovery and he is grateful for the doctors and nurses who cared for him.  

"I don't know that I've ever seen such selfless people in my life," he said. "I really saw the love of God through these people. I truly believe faith made the difference and the power of prayer and the people behind me just pouring over me the prayers that they were giving me." 

Before leaving the hospital, Brown asked a nurse to write a special message on the same glass window that he looked at for encouragement.

"This window has been the most impactful window in my life. On days when I watched you work hard to keep me and others alive, unable to thank you for the time that you poured into me — and although I will probably never get the chance to pour that same love and support into you, I want you to know that I think you all are rock stars."

"I watched some of you have good nights and some bad nights but what was consistent every night was that you care for people."

"Today I leave this ICU a changed person, hopefully for the better, not only because of your medical healing and God's direction and guidance but with the fact of knowing that there are such wonderful people dedicated to the care and concern of others. God bless each of you."

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

We received this touching message from a COVID-19 patient who was recently discharged from the MICU. While being treated, our caregivers frequently communicated with him by writing on the glass door in the isolation room. The message read: “This window has been the most impactful window in my life. On days when I watched you work hard to keep me and others alive, unable to thank you for the time that you poured into me — and although I will probably never get the chance to pour that same love and support into you, I want you to know that I think you all are rockstars. I watched some of you have good nights and some bad nights but what was consistent every night was that you care for people. Today I leave this ICU a changed person, hopefully for the better, not only because of your medical healing and God’s direction and guidance, but with the fact of knowing that there are such wonderful people dedicated to the care and concern of others. God bless each of you.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To our caregivers, you uplift and inspire us all. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #clevelandclinic #covıd19 #coronavirus

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After nearly two weeks in the hospital, Brown was cleared to go home and was discharged from the hospital on March 27.

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