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21-year-old with Down Syndrome gets special homecoming after beating COVID-19

PEQUANNOCK TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – A 21-year-old Pequannock Township man with Down Syndrome received a special homecoming Thursday after beating COVID-19.

Colby Douglas, who excels as a Special Olympics athlete, is home again after spending more than 4 months in two hospitals beating COVID-19, Morris County Sheriff’s said.

Morris County Sheriff’s Officer Travis Somerville drove an agency vehicle and Sheriff’s Office Detective Sgt. David Kenny and Sheriff’s Office Bureau of Corrections Corporal Pete Lohmus on motorcycle escorted the amazing coronavirus hero home from a New Brunswick hospital.

“Thank you to so many, including Pequannock Councilman Dave Kohle and Patrolman Chris Nelson and well- wishers who love Colby and lined a highway leading to his home to let him know how much they missed him,” Morris County Sheriff’s said.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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