It was a warm and heartfelt homecoming for the owner of Nat’s Pizzeria, a popular pizza shop in Doylestown.
Tim Wylie, who had been hospitalized for several weeks as he battled COVID-19, received an outpouring of love and support when he was recently released from Doylestown Hospital. Dozens of customers, friends and family covered the windows of his restaurant with paper hearts to celebrate his ongoing recovery.
He thanked the Doylestown Hospital team for saving his life and said, in a social media post, “without their quick action and good judgement I would most likely not be here today. I am eternally grateful for all the amazing and brave individuals there.”
Calling his six-week battle with the virus, “life-changing and very scary,” Wylie expressed his gratitude to the many that “provided me with strength when things were at their darkest.”
At one point, Wylie’s brother, Richard Wylie, took over to keep Nat’s open during his brother’s illness.
With a lengthy recovery ahead, Wylie won’t be returning to the West State Street pizzeria for some time, he said.
“There is still a long road ahead, but I am thankful to be on any road at all today.”