Family grieves after losing loved one to COVID-19

Posted at 8:26 PM, Apr 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 20:29:38-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Stanley Buckler's family says he was fighter. So when Buckler had a stroke back in December of 2019, he kept fighting.

“We always say he was as strong as hickory,” said Buckler's daughter-in-law Savannah Hash.

In March, Buckler's strength was put to the ultimate test when he tested positive for the COVID-19. He would go on to lose that battle. The family believes the virus was brought into the house through Stanley’s at-home physical therapist.

We reached out to the facility that the physical therapist worked for and they have not confirmed the allegations, but Hash says she wishes they were more careful,

“He knew he felt bad. He knew he had the sniffles, he shouldn't have come in," Hash said. "I don't know how many other homes he had been in, and it's just frustrating that the company itself and he as a person would do that.”

Four other family members that lived in the same house also tested positive for the virus after Buckler did.