Jimmie Fisher spent months being isolated from his family because of the coronavirus, but now the 96-year-old is celebrating his recovery from COVID-19. He’s finally getting the chance to meet his newest family member, his eight-week-old great grandson,Mal’akhai Alexander Love.
The World War II veteran tested positive for the illness two weeks before the baby boy was born. Fisher’s family wasn’t able to visit him while he was recovering, but he did get a first look at his then two-week-old great grandson during a Zoom call. Those weeks apart were hard on them all, but the Michigan man said it was his desire to meet the boy that kept him alive when times got the hardest.
And his daughter feels the same way. “This is why you get up in the morning,” Fisher’s daughter, Kim Love, says of her dad meeting the baby. “This is what you live for!”