Man reflects on brother's COVID-19 experience

Posted at 8:33 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-14 20:33:23-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Brian Miller was fearful of his older brother Stevie getting COVID-19 because he has had several battles with cancer and a massive heart attack last summer. Sure enough, about 11 days ago he started to get sick.

"He couldn't breath, he could barely talk," Brian Miller reflected.

Then just nine days later he was in the hospital diagnosed with COVID-19. Today he was released from the hospital, something his family didn't know if it would be possible.

"He's been through a lot of health issues, but that doesn't mean his life isn't valuable," Brian said. "I think that's what I've struggled with most is knowing that no matter what your health condition is, you are loved and cared for."

The experience taught Brian just how important doing your part is. He says because of his brother who is immuno-compromised and elderly who are more vulnerable he will wear a mask.

"There are people that think this a big hoax, but this is real," Brian said.