“I can’t keep saying nothing but thank the Lord and praise God because that is the reason I am here.” – Darnell Lewis [#ButThankGod]
Darnell Lewis knows he is one of the fortunate ones.
Darnell Lewis was able to beat COVID-19.
“People, this is real. I flatlined for five minutes. I was gone. COVID is real. Stay in the house. Stay home.”
– Darnell Lewis
The 41-year-old Camden, New Jersey resident spent more than 60 days battling the virus at Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden.
According to doctors, Darnell Lewis was on a ventilator for 44 days.
Nursing staffers say, at times, it seemed like Darnell Lewis would not pull through.
But, they say, Darnell Lewis is a fighter.
“We don’t give up on anybody but we have seen more deaths than I ever thought possible, and to have this one ray of light was really amazing,”
– Elle Sciamanna, a nurse at Virtua
Due to the pandemic, family members could not be at the hospital but stayed in touch with nurses and were updated around the clock.
According to Darnell Lewis’ mother, Victoria Gandy, a “thank you” is just not enough.
“There are really no words except thank God and the staff. It’s more than a miracle.”
– Victoria Gandy
Virtua appropriately called Darnell Lewis’ release a “Clap Out,” as they applauded his departure from the hospital and his return home.
They called Darnell Lewis a “COVID miracle.”
“I can’t keep saying nothing but thank the Lord and praise God because that is the reason I am here.”
– Darnell Lewis
The nursing staff at Virtua stresses that COVID-19 does not discriminate. They add there were plenty of complications for Darnell Lewis.
According to one nurse, it was an “Act of God” that Darnell Lewis survived.
Camden man going home from the hospital after battling COVID-19 for 60 days:
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