- When modern medicine seemed to be failing, a New York pastor turned to the Almighty to save his life
- Pastor Benjamin Thomas fought the Covid-19 virus for nearly two months and doctors had given up until the religious man began to recover slowly
- Thomas was on a ventilator for 54 days and in a coma for six weeks
A New York doctor has revealed that he turned to prayer when all hope was lost while battling with the Covid-19 virus.
After contracting the virus in March, spending 54 days on a ventilator and six weeks in an induced coma, Queens Church of God pastor Benjamin Thomas said his release from hospital was truly a miracle.
As he continued to recover with oxygen at home, Thomas said:
"The God of miracles did numerous miracles in my life."
Fox News reported that Mount Sinai Hospital heart surgeon Dr Robin Varghese said the pastor's recovery is "one of the most amazing stories we have experienced during this entire pandemic".
Varghese recalled how, on the night of 19 April, medical staff caring for Thomas began to lose hope. Varghese said at that point, he went into the pastor's room and said:
"I really just told God there's nothing else I can offer him. He's gotta take over because we've given him everything that modern medicine can throw at him."
Afterwards, Thomas began to make slow progress to recovery through mid-May. It was when he woke up from his coma that doctors began to see hope.
Thomas joked that he "didn't miss anything" because the day he left, churches in New York were closed and when he finally came out, they started to reopen.
Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za reported that the husband of a doctor praised her calling her a beautiful wife and hero.
John Haslett has praised his wife, Catherine Haarhoff Haslett, and called her a hero. She is an internal medicine specialist and has been working tirelessly to help her patients.
He posted a touching message on Facebook praising his wife and Facebook users shared his sentiment.
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