Not afraid of coronavirus: 97-year-old veteran gets life-saving surgery
A 97-year-old veteran went to the hospital for a surgery to improve his quality of life, and perhaps even save his life. While nearly a third of the population is delaying surgeries due to fear of catching COVID-19 in the hospital, this tough, grizzled Army veteran fearlessly stepped up.
MILLION DOCUMENTS IN THE PROCESS. REBUILDING IS ONGOING AND CREWS SAY THEY ARE REBUILDING TECHNOLOGY. >> MILLIONS OF AMERICANS SAY THEY HAVE DELAYED OR AVOIDED MEDICAL CARE BECAUSE THEY ARE WORRIED ABOUT COVID-19. THEY WERE BASED SPOKE WITH A 97- YEAR-OLD WORLD WAR II VETERAN THAT PUT THAT FEAR ASIDE TO HAVE A PROCEDURE THAT SAVED HIS LIFE. >> ROBERT WAS AN AIRPLANE MECHANIC AND BY THE START OF THE KOREAN WAR, HE WAS FLYING THEM. HIS FATHER WAS STATIONED AT PEARL HARBOR WHEN THE JAPANESE ATTACKED IN 1941. FOR THE PAST TWO YEARS, DAVIS HAS BATTLED A CRITICAL HEART CONDITION AND HE HAD A SUCCESSFUL VALVE REPLACEMENT. HE SAYS HE WASN'T GOING TO LET THE FEAR OF COVID-19 STOP HIM FROM KEEPING THAT APPOINTMENT. >> IT WAS A RELIEF TO HAVE IT DONE BECAUSE I CAN NOW WALK UP THE STAIRS WITHOUT FEELING LIKE I AM UNDER STRESS. >> AT ANY POINT WERE YOU FEARFUL OF CATCHING COVID-19? >> NOT THE SLIGHTEST. WE WERE WELL PROTECTED. >> HIS DOCTOR TOLD HIM HIS RECOVERY FROM THE NONINVASIVE HEART PROCEDURE IS GOING WELL. HE LEFT THAT APPOINTMENT WITH A SMILE ON HIS FACE. >> WE START OFF WITH A BIG SALUTE TO ROBERT DAVIS. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SERVICE AND THANK YOU FOR KEEPING THAT APPOINTMENT DURING A DIFFICULT TIME. COMING UP, WE WILL TALKED TO DR. THAT PERFORM THE PROCEDURE. IN FAYETTEVILLE, GILBERT BAY, TREMOR NEWS. >> HE LOOKS GREAT AFTER THAT SURGERY AND THE DOCTOR THAT