Boston COVID-19 patient fights to breathe again

On April 14, Jim Bello was disconnected from the ventilator and began breathing on his own for the first time in 32 days.
1:30 | 04/28/20

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nurses, and the words from his wife. Jim Bello, a 49-year-old husband and father from hingham, Massachusetts, in the fight of his life for weeks. His wife, Kim, telling ABC weeks ago, they are in disbelief. This is not happening. There's no way you have covid. Reporter: Admitted to Massachusetts general hospital March 13th, then the icu. As the days went on, he got really bad. The virus took over his lungs completely. Reporter: Then doctors called his wife Kim, believing they could Geter close enough to be by his side. In protective gear, she stayed with him for hrs. Soon after his visit, Jim began to improve. Then, this morning, he's wheeled out of the icu. Kim and her family have now set up a gofundme to help and feed the health care workers there. This is what Jim wrote to the hospital. "To the doctors, nurses, and other health care providers who fought to keep me with my family, you are my heroes. The world has been exposed to not only the evil associated with this virus, but all of the good you do for others on a daily basis. Keep up the fight." The team that fought for Jim. I'm Sade baderinwa.

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