“I was constantly calling,” said Janese. “I was thinking about how to get Janice home, and that’s it.”
Janice told CNN that she spent about 115 days in the hospital and rehab clinics recovering from Covid-19 after it started in March. She said she was ventilated and in a coma for 57 days.
Janese told CNN that she didn’t realize until she read the article that the medical facility staff was repeatedly saying that Janice was close to death.
“I wasn’t listening, I wasn’t listening, because my mind couldn’t understand the fact that it wouldn’t be there,” said Janese.
Janese credited her faith and her GP’s advice to remain optimistic about Janice.
She said she became close friends with one of the nurses who cared for her twin.
“My only comment to her was, I said, ‘Well, her heart is strong, and until she gives up, I won’t give up, until the day she stops breathing, I will never tell you to get her out of that opening. ‘”Said Janese.
At the end of the interview, the sisters received a message from Delta CEO Ed Bastian.
“Please tell Janice while she was in a coma, we (including me) were tracking her progress daily and including her in our prayers. She is a miracle and we are very proud of her strength in this fight,” the statement said. as read on the air by Baldwin of CNN.
He continued, “Also tell her that I can’t wait to send her and her sister on a first-class trip, on my own, to wherever in the world we fly when she can travel. Merry Christmas!”
The pair was moved by the gesture, as they usually travel to birthday parties and were unable to because of Janice’s condition and the ongoing pandemic. Janice thanked Bastian and expressed deep appreciation for the family and strangers for helping and keeping her in her prayers.
“When you wake up from a coma after two months, you can’t move, you can’t walk, you can’t scratch your head,” said Janice.
She added: “Being here having this interview with you now, for me, it only makes me realize every morning when I wake up, to say ‘Thank you God for another day.’
Janice and Janese promised to let Baldwin know when and where they would travel, and Janese offered viewers a final thought.
“Please, just wear your masks. You will never want to have to deal with this in your life. Just use the masks.”