WIVB-TV last night aired the story of a 68-year-old man recovering from COVID-19 who says he believes love letters written by his wife, and read to him by nurses while he was in a medically induced coma, saved his life.

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“I think it’s amazing that I was on a ventilator and heard nothing, saw nothing, but I heard them read those letters to me,” Dan Rice said “I don’t remember much at all from when I was in the hospital but I remember that. “

Dan was hospitalized on March 26.

A few days later he was on a ventilator, and that’s when his wife Beth started writing the letters because she had no way to communicate with him. It was extremely difficult for her because she couldn’t be with the love of her life. She started to pray ...she then got the idea to write letters.

The nurses received the letters daily and read them to Dan.

He was released last week. The nurses and the medical staff gave him a parting gift: a binder filled with his wife’s love letters.

Dan says it was only through God and the help and positive input of the nurses and medical staff that helped him get through this horrible sickness.

You know I think I still have cards, maybe not letters from former girlfriends or exes...and they're in that easy to reach box, under the stairs behind the Christmas tree, next to the Halloween decorations in the basement.

I guess it's true...Love Conquers All!



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