Courage, persistence, determination. These are qualities that define humankind and that will see us through the pandemic. Patients are recovering. Progress in treating COVID-19 is being made. Focusing on the positive helps create the reality we all want to live in. Thus we share these stories.

Grateful to be alive: Ernesto Castro lives to tell his story about surviving COVID-19
A 35-year-old father of two spent 10 days at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies being treated for COVID-19. He was in a medically induced coma and on a respirator. He is now home and recuperating.

COVID-19 research in Colorado: Scientists, doctors race to solve coronavirus mysteries
Colorado COVID-19 researchers are assembling a biorepository to better understand why the disease attacks some people and not others. Plus clinical trials aim to test therapies that might help fight COVID-19.

Hundreds of patients with COVID-19 recover and leave UCHealth hospitals
Health workers celebrate every time a patient gets to leave the hospital. They are urging Coloradans to keep staying home and reducing the spread of the coronavirus.

Quiet heroes: Hospital housekeepers on the front lines of COVID-19
Our environmental services teams are a key part of fighting the pandemic. Meet two of these inspiring staff members who work at UCHealth Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs.

Ernesto Castro, center, waits for his ride with registered nurse Melanie Roth, left, and nurse manager Rickie Rump, on Monday, March 30, after spending 10 days at UCHealth Medical Center of the Rockies battling COVID-19. Photo by Kelly Tracer, UCHealth.