MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WKRN) — Imagine being separated from your family and friends for nine months.
That was the harsh reality for 68-year-old Skipper Timbs as he battled COVID-19.
“A rough journey,” said Timbs, his voice still weak from a lengthy hospital stay.
In July 2020, Timba was diagnosed with coronavirus. For 287 days, he battled the virus and its symptoms. Timbs suffered a stroke, several blood clots and even paralysis.
“It’s very hurtful,” said Rebecca Moses, Timbs’ oldest sister. “It’s almost like he was taken away from me and I was never going to see him again.”
On Wednesday, Timbs was finally released from a Bowling Green rehab center. His family and friends surprised him by lining his driveway with cheers and handwritten signs.
“He’s a tough one. He’s been a fighter and God has brought us through this,” said Moses.
Timbs still has some health challenges to overcome. His first stop after being released from rehab was White Castle.