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Updated: Aug 26, 2021

(Rev. Dr. Nicholas "Nick" Marica is a 69 year old pastor who was diagnosed with Covid-19 and Diabetes on Christmas Day, 2020. He spent the next 6 months in three different hospitals. This blog tells the story of the struggles that he and his family endured.)

They put me in a medical coma in January for over 3 weeks. The results of the medically induced coma were horrific. I was left with a grotesque and potentially deadly bed sore at the base of my spine that you could fit your fist into and reached to the bone. It would take over 9 months to heal fully.

Kathy discovered that a “Do Not Resuscitate” bracelet had been placed on my wrist. Neither Kathy nor I had consented to that. Kathy told them she would not leave the hospital until it was taken off.


Rev. Dr. N. Patrick Marica contributes incisive Christian commentary on this blog on a regular basis. He is the Vice-Chancellor of Amherst Theological Seminary, and a D. Min. from Amherst Theological Seminary. He has his MA from Liberty University in Marriage and Family Therapy. He is the author of the book: "The Walk Applied". He has also written "The Fasting and Prayer Handbook" He is the Director of Godly Training Ministries. He has been married to Kathy since 1985. They have 2 adult daughters and an extraordinary son-in-law.

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