“He was the best. He was just the most giving, selfless person,” Sherron said. “He would always find a way to make you smile.” Joseph Fuoco, the son of a former patient, described Kelly as an angel in a post on Mount Sinai’s website, where he recounted how Kelly took care of his dying mother.
“He showed my mom and our empathy and compassion that helped us get through the weekend and what was to come,” Fuoco said. “He went above and beyond and is an asset to the hospital.”
Kelly’s family, like the loved ones of any coronavirus patient, were barred from visiting him in the hospital because of the risk of transmission.
His sister said she’s still wrestling with the fact that her younger brother died alone.
“I want his unit, the hospital and health care providers to get the protective gear they need,” Sherron said.