Former Coronavirus Patient in Orlando, Florida Donates Plasma to Another Patient in a Coma

Mike and Stacie Rathel in the south of France. (Facebook/Stacie Rathel)

Entrepreneur and former COVID-19 patient James P. Crocker immediately responded to the need for plasma after seeing attorney John Stemberger’s plea for help on Facebook. When Crocker learned that Michael Kevin Rathel was in an Orlando, Florida, hospital in a coma after contracting coronavirus, he set out to help the husband and father of four. NBC News also picked up the story.

Stemberger is president and general counsel of Florida Family Policy Counsel. His social media post was the key that connected his friend Crocker and patient “Mike” Rathel.

NBC Nightly News aired a report profiling the Rathels and Crocker. Stemberger followed up with a post that Crocker had “had COVID, recovered and then gave plasma to try and save his life after reading my post.”

“My words challenged him considerably and [he] texted me,” Stemberger wrote. “I told him we needed to find a needle in a haystack, and he fit the blood type and recovery number of days perfectly.”

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SOURCE: Charisma News

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