6-Year-Old Tennessee Boy with Cystic Fibrosis Wins Battle with COVID-19
Joseph Bostain is a member of a population considered to be one of the most vulnerable to the dangers of the novel coronavirus. The six-year-old boy from Clarksville, Tennessee, has cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.
According to his mother, Sabrina, Joseph was quarantined at home after developing a fever and cough and was later taken to the hospital. On March 19th, the test results came back: he was positive for COVID-19.
For the next few weeks, Sabrina kept friends and family updated on Joseph’s condition via Facebook. Then, on April 1, Joseph was able to announce the good news himself.
Joseph’s victory over the deadly disease even caught the attention of Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, who sent a congratulatory video to the young fan.