MANHASSET, N.Y. (WNBC) — A man who earned the nickname “miracle COVID patient” has been discharged from a hospital in New York.
Tito Velasquez, 33, spent more than three-and-a-half months hospitalized.
But during that time, he cheated death multiple times, suffering two strokes and a collapsing lung among other things.
That’s on top of a coronavirus infection that originally sent him to the hospital.
But after a battle that involved multiple medical facilities, Velasquez walked out of a rehabilitation center in Manhasset on Monday.
The medical staff that treated him gave him a big round of applause on his way out.
He said that giving up was never an option for him.
Velasquez did not have any underlying conditions before his coronavirus infection.