Tuscaloosa firefighter battling COVID-19 returns home

Chais Billings at work with Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue.
Chais Billings at work with Tuscaloosa Fire Rescue.(The Billings family)
Updated: Oct. 19, 2020 at 6:22 AM CDT
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TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (WBRC) - A Tuscaloosa firefighter is home after a hospital stay following a positive test for coronavirus more than a week ago.

This is fantastic news, especially after Chais Billings' wife told WBRC last week that his condition worsened quickly after got tested when he wasn’t feeling well earlier this month.

“It’s been very difficult for all of us not be able to be there with him. He is one of the strongest, healthiest people that we have in our family. He never gets sick,” Amanda Billings explained.

She said the 37 year-old husband and father has been in DCH Regional Medical Center since last Monday. Amanda Billings said Chais is starting to show some signs of improvement.

A GoFundMe account has been set up for Billings and his family.

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