Zack’s Story

Site created on March 30, 2020

Welcome to our CaringBridge website for Zack Brandow. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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Journal entry by Zack Brandow

It has been a crazy past few weeks and I am only now able to piece together the timing of events and how I ended up at the hospital. I am blessed and truly amazed by the hospital's professional staff who worked tirelessly to save me. More so, I am so very thankful and overwhelmed by everyone that came together in support. I had no idea so many people were geared up praying across the country, but I do remember the moment things changed for the best and those prayers became my reality. God is good! To my own surprise after 8 days in the ICU on the first floor, I was sent to the 2nd floor and then left the hospital in three days! (Drs told me to expect a week.)

Being home, my focus has been to gain strength, balance, and eyesight back (some blurred vision). Let’s not forget the sleep I had been missing! Since eating well over the past week and a half coupled with hard work at basic strength training (and just moving around) to regain my balance I am now moving through the house well. No longer having quite the energy, muscle, or lungs I had before, I have been limiting what I do, while crashing in exhaustion often. Each day gets better and I can push further! It’s surreal to think that I was fighting for my life three weeks ago.

I am truly blessed, thankful, and eager to see what God has in store for this life!

God Bless!

Zack Brandow

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