Some call 90-year-old Enzo Carnaroli a “miracle man” for defeating COVID-19.
His wife, Joan Carnaroli, only cared about one thing – to be reunited with her husband again.
“I’ll see him today and take him home,” said Joan. “That’s all I care.”
On August 31, Joan took her husband to Riddle Hospital in Delaware County after he woke up with a fever. But due to the extreme precautions and self-quarantining, I thought it was just a UTI.
After three long weeks of being diagnosed with COVID-19 mixed with uncertainty and loneliness, the beloved couple is finally back.
“I’m happy to be home,” said Enzo.
Enzo wore boxing gloves and made his way through hospital doors as the Rocky theme was playing in the background.
Enzo said, “I pray to feel better and live another two years. That’s it.”
The 90-year-old is not known to back out of the fight.
At the turn of the century, he was diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. After a life-changing procedure and a year of chemotherapy, the 70-year-old Enzo was ready to sail the seas on a cruise and spend the summer at the beach.
Thanks to brave spirit and a team of talented nurses with Main Line Health, Enzo scored the K.O. In his last frightening battle.
“He was filling four liters of oxygen and seeing him today is amazing,” said Marilyn Patrick, a registered nurse who worked closely with Enzo.
She joined nearly two dozen other hospital staff in cheering and congratulating Enzo on his way home.
Joan believes that the use of plasma played a huge role in the survival story. It encourages anyone between the age of 18 and 55 who has survived COVID-19 to donate blood.
Enzo is now looking forward to spending more time with his wife and Siamese cats while working on their physical therapy.
The Italian immigrant prefers surfing or working at home, but at the moment he is happy to be alive