Man Credits Buzz Lightyear-Style Helmet With Coronavirus Recovery

April 16, 2020
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To recovery and beyond!

A man is on the road to recovery after donning a helmet that drew some fun comparisons to “Toy Story’s” iconic Buzz Lightyear.

Glenn Philpott spent five days in the intensive care unit at London’s St. James Hospital.

Throughout his stay, he kept his spirits up and posted updates in his superhero helmet that bore a striking resemblance to the animated astronaut bowl that Buzz wears in the Pixar classic.

But despite surviving coronavirus, Philpott doesn’t see himself as a superhero.
He said the staff and medical workers who helped him with his recovery were “simply incredible.”

He hopes his experiences will inspire people to heed government warnings and stay at home.

“I may have looked ridiculous but I don’t care as it saved my life. I hope when they see a picture of me wearing the bubble mask, they might stop and think, ‘Wait, this is serious,’” he told the South West News Service per The New York Post.

“Those who work in the intensive care unit, none of them have done anything like this before,” he explained. “They have come from different parts of the hospital and from working in theater to now where they are on the front line fighting this virus.”

“I lay in bed for six days — not moving. I hadn’t used my bowels as I hadn’t eaten; I’d lost [14 pounds] and you feel you’ve lost your dignity, but they said, ‘Glenn, it’s all right, we see this all the time,’” he added.

The 59-year-old, who works as a truck dealer, is currently on the mend and recovering at home.

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