A COVID survivor donates original drawings to a hospital that saved his life

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A COVID survivor donates original drawings to a hospital that saved his life

Updated on: Oct 20, 2021, 7:27pm

Abraham Miller, a former businessman and music composer, came down with COVID last year and
spent more than three months at Westchester Medical Center. He fell into a coma for 100 days
with a 5% chance to live.

During his recovery and challenging rehabilitation, Miller pivoted to painting to help cope
with the impact of his near death experience.

The 70-year-old Monsey man
says he was on the cusp of
death for weeks on end. His doctors say it’s miraculous that he’s here today
and better than he was prior to COVID-19.

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  • Oct 20, 2021, 7:27pm

  • A Rockland County man, who narrowly survived his
    battle with COVID-19 last year, is donating
    three pieces of his art to the very hospital that
    helped save his life.

Miller says he didn’t have any
experience as a painter and that he draws his inspiration from within and from
his background as a composer.

He says the first brush stroke starts with the hum of a tune. Once a
painting is done, the buyer
of a painting can request a copy of the paired tune as a way to emulate the
same feelings that Miller gets as he creates it.  “Today I feel 100% like I was
and I have more energy than I have ever
had. I painted 500 paintings in such a short
period of time”

He tells News 12 he’ll get up in the middle of the
night with an unexplainable urge to put his feelings to the canvas. These paintings go for
hundreds, even thousands of dollars, and he donates a lot of the proceeds right back to where it all started to help those battling the same fight
he’s overcome.