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Slow but determined comeback

Oct 04, 2020 - The Dallas Morning News

One in a series

When Michael Hoffman awoke in the intensive care unit, all he could move were his eyes.

It was mid-April, and Michael was finally breathing on his own, without a ventilator, after spending 30 days in a medically induced coma. He had beaten one of the worst early cases of COVID-19 in Dallas, but his body remained connected to a feeding tube, an oxygen mask and several IVs.

Michael had survived, but the hard work of recovery was just beginning.

Michael’s b...