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Founding Member of Oldham County (KY) EMS Dies after COVID-19 Battle

EJ Mike. (Family photo)

Family and friends are mourning the passing of an EMS legend in Kentucky.

EJ Mike, 58, died last week after a brave battle with COVID-19, his brother David told WAVE 3 News. EJ was one of the founding members of Oldham County EMS (OCEMS) nearly 30 years ago. After his retirement, EJ continued working for the VA and the University of Louisville Hospital

EJ, 58, and a father of two, was on a ventilator for six weeks.

“He was healthy, he had just gone to the doctor and was in good health,” EJ’s brother told the station. “He was just a big strong powerful guy and this was the last thing we ever thought would take him down.”

Funeral services were held Friday. Watch the live stream below.

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