Hill discusses what it was like overcoming coronavirus

Published 8:00 am Friday, April 10, 2020

LANETT — Local radio personality Johnny Hill is eager for his life to get back to normal after he survived a scare with COVID -19.

In late March, he called the (334) 528-SICK number after experiencing shortness of breath and was directed to go to the testing site outside EAMC-Lanier Hospital in Valley. The test came back positive, and he was directed to the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika for further examination. Fortunately, he did not have a serious case but was directed to be in quarantine for two weeks.

That 14-day stay ended on Tuesday. Since then, Hill has done some walking in his neighborhood and his driven his car a couple of times.

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“I really enjoyed getting out and walking several blocks in my neighborhood,” Hill said, “and it’s good to get back behind the wheel of a car again.”

He was extremely thankful for everyone who helped him while he had COVID-19.

“The doctors and nurses who worked with me at the East Alabama Medical Center are great,” Hill said. “God works miracles through them. I know I’m not the most patient person in the world and was probably not the best patient they could have had, but I really admire the kind of work they do. I appreciate all of them so much.”

Hill said that his wife Gloria has been holding up well.

“She’s checked out good, and I’m grateful for that,” he said.

Hill said that he has all the confidence in the world with the medical staff he has worked with and will fully follow their advice.

“I’m feeling great, and I can’t wait to get back to work,” he said.

Hill is the host of an early morning gospel show on WRNK-96.3 in Lanett.

In February, he was one of five local residents to have received a Community Service Award at the annual Founder’s Day program of the Lambda Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority, held at the Bowen East District Center.