COVID-19 survivor gets round of applause and more

What's happening in health and wellness May 7 to 13

Posted 5/5/20

What's happening in health and wellness May 7 to 13

This item is available in full to subscribers.

Please log in to continue

Log in

COVID-19 survivor gets round of applause and more

What's happening in health and wellness May 7 to 13

Posted

COVID-19 survivor gets round of applause

HONESDALE, PA — After five days in Wayne Memorial Hospital’s COVID-19 containment unit, 46-year-old Melissa Riefler was discharged to a round of applause from hospital staff. Nurses say her children played her Elton John’s “I’m Still Standing” every day to help her fight the disease. Today, as she was wheeled out, Wayne Memorial announced her departure and played the song over the public announcement system. Staffers elsewhere said it thrilled them to be even a little part of Melissa’s survival story. Her husband, Chris, met her outside and gave her a kiss. While everyone was masked, eyes were smiling—and some even crying.

For the video, visit Wayne Memorial Hospital on Facebook. For more on COVID-19, visit www.cdc.gov/coronavirus.

Got a spare wheelchair or hospital bed?

MONTICELLO, NY — With so many people ill, or recovering from a hospital stay, there’s a dire need for durable medical equipment right now.

Sullivan County’s Office for the Aging needs your help. If you have a walker, wheelchair, or hospital bed you can donate, please get in touch. There’s a recovering sick person out there who can really use it.

Contact the Sullivan County Office for the Aging at 845/807-0257.

Comments

No comments on this story | Please log in to comment by clicking here
Please log in or register to add your comment