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Alabama NewsCenter — Determination and inspiration led to the gift of new lungs for COVID patient

| August 22, 2022 @ 6:00 pm

By Abby Woodruff

On their wedding day 34 years ago, when Steve and Lynne Harrison vowed to be at each other’s side in sickness and in health, neither could have imagined the journey ahead.

Steve, 55, said he was “healthy as a horse” and working as a construction foreman when he contracted the Delta variant of COVID-19 in September 2021. Unvaccinated, Steve’s initial flu-like symptoms quickly snowballed, prompting him to leave his home in Dayton, Tennessee, and spend almost two months in a nearby hospital’s intensive care unit.

His doctor believed that his going on a ventilator was the best course of action, but Steve resisted — even though the doctor told Lynne that, without one, Steve’s chance of survival was only 30%.

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