Demetrius' Recovery and Well-being

Demetrius Shelton's CO-VID 19 Battle!

  Demetrius, was rushed to the hospital in the early morning hours of April 16th, 2020 after passing out. He became the first CO-VID 19 patient to graduate from Sinai Graces' Inpatient Rehabilitation Services. Demetrius, was diagnosed with Down Syndrome when he was born and was not expected to live past 5 years of age. At the age of 28 years old, Demetrius, was diagnosed with CO-VID 19 on April 16, 2020. During, his stay at the hospital he had to be put on the ventilator not once nor twice but three times, suffered a stroke which caused him to lose his ability to walk. "It was extremely hard to cope with not being able to physically be there for my son. Not being able to hug him, and hold his hand through this unknown situation." Demetrius, have made a miraculous recovery with the help of Dr. Peter Gumma, MD and the wonderful staff at Sinai Grace Hospital. He is on the road of recovery and with the help of Black & Blue Transportation I have been able to get him back forward to his appointments.
  Thing became extremely hard loosing my mother a couple of years ago because she was not only my backbone but a caregiver for Demetrius. Due to the extreme circumstances of his condition and having to be there as part of his recovery, I lost my job and we became homeless so, we had to go live with my Aunt in a small apartment. This all is so emotional and overwhelming! It feels good to be able to see, Demetrius, progress and getting back to himself but it will fill my heart with so much joy to be able to have a place of our own to call home.


Lauren Glosson
Detroit, MI

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