28 y.o. Kodie Edler from Findlay #Ohio was young & healthy. He intended to get vaccinated, but hadn't gotten around to it. He tested positive for COVID on 7/10. By 8/3, he was on ECMO and on 8/24, his only option for survival was a lung transplant. #TheySurvivedCovid
Edler has no memory of the 2½ months of his life when Corroto and countless others worked frantically to keep him alive.
The 28-year-old awoke sore and uncomfortable, unable to talk. Beneath his gown he’d discover a mustache-shaped incision, stretching armpit to armpit, where surgeons had opened him to remove a pair of lungs ravaged by COVID-19.
Kodie Edler is a son following in the footsteps of a father so devoted to pizza that he holds a world record for tossing and baking pies. uspizzateam.com/american-champ…
At 5 he was folding boxes for the elder Edler, and now he’s a director of operations at a popular pizza chain, on track to becoming a franchisee overseeing 25 stores in northwest and central Ohio
Edler’s father, Brian Edler, chronicled his son’s progress on Facebook.
“A smart man learns from his mistakes, but a wise man learns from others,” Edler says. “I have no problem as a leader to say, ‘Hey guys, I’ve messed up.’ I wasn’t careful. I didn’t take all of the precautions I could have.
Edler has tried to read his dad’s Facebook posts, but he didn’t get far. He’s not ready. His tender conversations with his wife remind him that the people he loves remember every agonizing day he doesn’t.
He’s started a letter to the family of his organ donor, but it’s hard to know what to write. There’s so much to say. He’s alive. He survived. This is to be celebrated, but it comes with new responsibility
Kodie Edler, 28, is a symbol of survival now, but he’s also a cautionary tale. He wants to tell the world: Don’t be like me wexnermedical.osu.edu/blog/he-put-of…
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