‘It was the power of prayer’: NJ man once considered brain dead from COVID-19 complications beats virus

A New Jersey man once considered brain dead from COVID-19 complications has defied all odds and beaten COVID-19.
The family of Robertino Perri says the power of prayer bestowed a miracle. Robertino was hospitalized in July and put on ventilator Aug. 1. But as his wife, Jeannine, said, "as long as there is a heartbeat, there is hope." Prayers came pouring in. 
On Aug. 16, he was able to communicate with his nurse, and Thursday, he was released from Saint Barnabas Medical Center.
"We truly believe that Robert is a miracle,” said Jeannine. “We thank the doctors and nurses who took such good care of him at the hospital. We also believe it was the power of prayer, his will to live, and our huge circle of family and friends who helped to get us through." Robertino now starts five weeks of rehab.