Boston (CBS) — a nurse who is fighting the coronavirus on the front was taken in Boston after he became paralyzed due to coronavirus infection. Desmond Silva, 22, was transported from Florida to the intensive care unit at Massachusetts General hospital a special medical plane.
His mother, Barbara hood lives in Massachusetts. She said that her son had contracted a few months ago and seemed fully recovered.
“Devastating is an understatement. No mom, no dad, nobody should have to go through the pain we went so far,” he said.
Silva works as a nurse at Largo medical center in Orlando. He is being treated in a rare spinal infection that left him paralyzed from the neck down for the hood. He was in the hospital for weeks and was delivered in Boston on Saturday evening for treatment.
“Absolutely fighting for his life,” he said. “It is triggered via the viral infection and he did test positive for COVID couple of months ago.”
She said that her son became a nurse only a year ago and was so excited to help those in need. Now he is on the other side of the front line.
“I want to know what COVID real. It is unknown and to be aware of signs and symptoms”.
Silva’s mother, father, and stepmother are all nurses. The family firmly believes that he will make a full recovery and is a vital set back will not deter him a bit from the fact that he was born.
“He went in our footsteps and we are very proud of them,” he said.
A family friend has set up a Fund for me to go to a page in the Massachusetts native. “The outpouring is very humiliating. You know, especially in these difficult times with COVID and people who lose jobs”.Said Bonnet.