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Casper resident thanking healthcare workers after being hospitalized with Covid-19

Published: Oct. 6, 2021 at 5:37 PM CDT
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CASPER, Wyo. (Wyoming News Now) - If you drive by Wyoming Medical Center during shift changes, you are sure to see Daren Bulow. Last November, Bulow and his wife were admitted to Wyoming Medical Center because their oxygen levels dropped significantly after testing positive for Covid-19. The very next day, he was put onto a ventilator and spent 21 days in a medically-induced coma.

“There were many times I thought I wasn’t going to make it out a live, but I woke up. And from the time I woke up, I had so much gratitude to all of the people that worked here,” said Bulow.

When Bulow woke up, he could only move his pinky. He couldn’t speak and was unable to walk. Bulow says he owes all of the progress he’s made to the staff at WMC. They stood by his side the entire time.

“And they did not give up on me. They were there the entire time. They held my hand. They gave me encouragement. They were there for me,” said Bulow.

Now, Bulow wants to be there for all of the healthcare workers at Wyoming Medical center. For 43 days, he will stand outside the hospital, waving and thanking all healthcare workers as they begin and end their shifts. As Covid hospitalizations continue to rise, Bulow says this is a small act of kindness that can remind staff they are appreciated.

“A lot of those days, I don’t remember, but I want to make sure that every healthcare worker when they leave, remember every day that the community is there for them,” said Bulow.

Bulow plans to be outside with his sign until November sixth, a year from when he was admitted. He invites the community to come out, bring signs, and join him to celebrate these healthcare heroes.

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