‘He was a good human:' Family remembers 35-year old Wisconsin man who died from coronavirus

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FRANKLIN, Wis. (CBS 58) — A 35-year-old Mount Pleasant man who died after contracting coronavirus is being remembered as a kind and loving person.

Adam Biddle passed away on Saturday, April 11, after fighting the coronavirus for three weeks.  

“The most important thing that I want to come across is that he was a good human,” said his sister, Cindy Biddle.

"He was one of those people who was always invited everywhere because you just wanted him there.”

His mom, Colleen Kane, said it took him some time to find the love of his life, but he married her last August.

“The one thing he wanted in this world so much was to be a dad and he was looking forward to being a dad,” said Biddle.

But three and a half weeks ago, he wasn't feeling well and had a fever. 

“It was three weeks of just pure hell,” said Biddle.

"The only risk factor that he had was he was a big guy, he was overweight, as many Americans are, but he had no cardiac history, he had no pulmonary history, he didn't have any cancer, he wasn't immunosuppressed, so I think that's why we were all in such shock that he didn't come out of this," said Kane.

His mom said because of his age, the doctor said he could be treated at home. But a week later, his mom, who is a nurse, told him it was time for him to go to the emergency room. By then, he had pneumonia in both of his lungs and was eventually placed on a ventilator.

“He was in respiratory failure and then the following Tuesday, he was on dialysis because his kidneys started to fail,” said his mom.

One of the hardest parts for his family was not being able to see him.

“The closest that any of us could really get is sitting in our cars in the parking lot, outside of the hospital,” said Biddle.

When they could, they would talk to him through the phone.

“The nurse would pick up and then put it by his ear, so even if he was unconscious we could talk to him, and I know a lot of us took advantage of that to talk, at least talk to him,” said Biddle.

A brother, friend, husband, son, who would have turned 36 next Friday.

“If he knew that somebody else's life was saved because he was able to share his story, I think that would make all of the difference,” said Kane.

Biddle asked that people consider donating blood, she said that was big for her brother. His family also thanked the people who cared for him at Ascension Hospital in Franklin. 

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