Man beats all odds in fight against COVID-19

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020
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He was one of Philadelphia's first patients hospitalized due to COVID-19. After an intense battle that included 63 days on a ventilator, he now has a message to deliver.

Wilbur Ross was one of the first COVID-19 patients in Philadelphia. The 66-year-old man spent 63 days on a ventilator at Abington Hospital and beat all odds recovering from the virus.

When he left the hospital, it was in a wheelchair, and slowly but surely, he's gained the strength to walk again.

Now that he's getting back on his feet, he's delivering a warning to others.

"Be careful, this is not a joke. This is serious," he said. "My feet felt like blocks of ice because it brought on a thing called neuropathy."

Ross sees this as his second chance in life and he hopes his story is a cautionary one.