Coronavirus — this, too, shall pass

Published 3:12 pm Tuesday, July 28, 2020

To the Editor:
Polio struck our football team at Baylor Military School in Chattanooga in 1948. We won our first game. Then it happened. Several players became seriously ill. The dreaded diagnosis was polio. We were sent home. I returned to Elizabethton.
In two weeks our football captain and class president died. Other players went down with paralysis. Three spent the rest of their lives in wheelchairs and on walkers. I wondered if I would be next.
I played one year of college football before transferring to King University in preparation for gospel ministry of 64 years.
Believe me, life is a battle and a daily struggle. The present COVID-19 epidemic is heart rending. But, this, too, shall pass. God is still upon his throne.
God bless America.
Rev. R. Alan Chapman
Johnson City

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