Beloved mailman welcomed back by NKY neighborhood after long battle with COVID-19

Published: Sep. 25, 2021 at 8:19 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2021 at 8:26 AM EDT
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EDGEWOOD, Ky. (WXIX) - Residents in Edgewood who have been praying for a mailman who nearly died from COVID-19 earlier this year welcomed him back in a big way Saturday.

The families have been waiting for months to see their beloved mailman Daniel Scholl after he was rushed to the hospital in January with coronavirus.

“There’s been a lot of prayers and good thoughts going to Daniel over these last nine months or so, so it’s incredible to have him back,” Dan Brady said.

As happy as the residents are to see Scholl again after his long-fought battle with COVID, he’s just as happy to see them and says his customers help him keep moving.

“I tell you what - it was gut-wrenching. The customers I have in this subdivision are beautiful. There are customers everywhere. These customers are number one from here to Winding Trail. It’s awesome to see them,” Scholl said.

He said he is back to work with a different mindset.
He said he is back to work with a different mindset.(FOX19 NOW)

Just like he used to, Scholl brought candy for the kids and dog biscuits for his furry friends. But he said he’s back to work with a different mindset.

“It’s scary though, I never thought this would be happening to me, and I just want everyone to know, get the shot,” he said.

Scholl says he wants everyone to cherish each day because it’s a gift.

“It changes your life, and believe me, it’s going to be different from now on, smile, laugh, do what you got to do... laugh guys,” he said.

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