On October 29th, Steve was diagnosed with COVID-19. Five days later, he would be laying unconscious on a respirator at Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton and would remain sedated and immobile for the next 29 days.
On December 3rd, after making slow and steady progress, his breathing tube was replaced by a tracheostomy tube, and he was transferred to Kindred Hospital, a step-down facility specializing in respiratory care.
On January 25th, his journey to recovery continued to Piqua Manor, where their care team helped to slowly rebuild Steve’s strength so he could come back home again.
Now, on April 9th, he’s finally coming back home to Maria Stein! Steve’s journey to recovery continues alongside the people he loves the most.
We invite you to share a video greeting for Steve!
If you can’t create a video, you can also share a photo or a note of encouragement online.
Let’s let Steve know that we’re by his side.
April 7 – After an exhausting 5 month battle against COVID-19 and its lingering side effects, Steve is finally coming back home to Maria Stein! This Friday, April 9th at 5:30PM, we welcome you to cheer him on as he rolls into town along Jefferson street. His friends are asking for people to line up between State Route 119 and Steve’s apartment at 2125 Jefferson Street. Please park in the church parking lot and not on Jefferson street. Steve is scheduled to arrive at 5:30 so try to be along the route by 5:15. Bring signs and smiles…Steve is very excited to be coming home! He’s still far from full strength but he’s also so very much better than how he was just months ago. His remarkable comeback continues! Thank you all for your support and prayers! Keep them coming!
Steve’s community of friends and neighbors has been so good to him over the years, and now, when he needs support more than ever, we’ve been touched by the outpouring of love. Special thanks to the hard-working teams at Miami Valley Hospital, Kindred Hospital, and Piqua Manor – and thank you so much for continuing to keep Steve in your thoughts and prayers.