Schultz was transported to a larger hospital within four days, where he was intubated for 4 1/2 weeks.
The nurse hopes his story resonates with young, healthy people who think COVID-19 won't make them sick. "I had no prior medical issues".
The 43-year-old nurse from San Francisco shared a before-and-now photo to his 30,000 Instagram followers.
Schultz is one of 38 people believed to have gotten sick from the virus after attending the Winter Party Festival in Miami. Several cases have since been linked to that festival.
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Schultz said that he and Hebblethwaite received some negative criticism online for attending the Winter Party. "It can affect you", Mr Schultz told BuzzFeed. I didn't think it was as serious as it was until after things started happening. "There aren't enough words to describe how thankful I am for his help, for the support from my family, and for the thoughts and prayers of so many of you".
Days after arriving in Boston, he began feeling ill and was soon rushed to hospital with a 39 degree fever and his lungs full of liquid.
He added: "About four weeks in, the nurses were nice enough to FaceTime with him".
"I was so weak". It was so heavy. "I couldn‚Äôt type, because my hands shook so much", he recalled. It's obvious in the before photo that Schultz took care of his body, more than the average person.
Schultz and Hebblethwaite celebrated his recovery with some McDonald's ice cream last week.
He is now on the road to recovery and planning to get his body back "in healthier ways this time". "Maybe (I'll) even do cardio".
Though he knew about the virus, Schultz told BuzzFeed News that because he was young and had no underlying conditions he figured he could risk a trip to see his boyfriend, a 29-year-old DJ named Josh Hebblethwaite, perform at the festival. If you develop symptoms, contact public health authorities.
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Wednesday's race at Darlington is scheduled for 228 laps, meaning it'll need to run at least 114 laps to be deemed official. If both the Xfinity and Cup races are postponed, Xfinity will run at noon ET Thursday and Cup will run at 7 p.m.