“I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat COVID-19!”

By Meghan Overdeep
Updated April 13, 2020
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Joseph Bostain is a member of a population considered to be one of the most vulnerable to the dangers of the novel coronavirus. The six-year-old boy from Clarksville, Tennessee, has cystic fibrosis, a hereditary disease that affects the lungs and digestive system.

According to his mother, Sabrina, Joseph was quarantined at home after developing a fever and cough and was later taken to the hospital. On March 19th, the test results came back: he was positive for COVID-19.

For the next few weeks, Sabrina kept friends and family updated on Joseph’s condition via Facebook. Then, on April 1, Joseph was able to announce the good news himself.

“I’m a cystic fibrosis warrior and I beat COVID-19!” he exclaimed in a now-viral video which he ended with a cute bicep flex.

Joseph’s victory over the deadly disease even caught the attention of Nashville Predators center Kyle Turris, who sent a congratulatory video to the young fan.

Congrats, Joseph!