The community has likely heard about the illness of local pastor Rev. Enoch Fuzz of The Corinthian Baptist Church. Rev. Fuzz was admitted to Metro Nashville General Hospital (MNGH) on May 4 with difficulty breathing. He tested negative for Coronavirus Covid-19. While it seemed first that his condition was pneumonia or the flu, Rev. Fuzz is currently being treated for cancer.
“I’m gonna be okay,” said Rev. Fuzz who is receiving the best medical care from one of the most devoted doctors at General Hospital, Dr. Rachel Thomas.
Nashville General Hospital is the original community hospital in Nashville. Even as Nashville’s growth has skyrocketed, the hospital still betters the overall health of the city with every patient cared for. MNGH is noted as being a partner on the path to long-term wellness.
“Our proven chronic care model is designed to keep people healthier at home and in their communities, reducing the amount of in-patient visits with a level of compassion and professionalism that renews your faith in the hospital experience,” according to their mission statement.
Rev. Fuzz is a noted community activist and organizer with successful records of connecting individuals and organizations for a plethora of “whatever the cause may be.” Rev. Fuzz is often a liaison between the media and the actions of the community. Prior to his illness, Rev. Fuzz was working with the distribution of food boxes and other needs of families affected by the storms and helping where he can by organizing assisting the needs of people connected to the Coronavirus epidemic. Rev. Fuzz has also been an active member of the foundation board of MNGH for over 15 years and supports the work of this hospital whole-heartedly.
“It is a Tennessee treasure and a Nashville gold mine,” said Fuzz. His current condition reminds him of how his wife, who died of sickle cell, was treated in every facility in Nashville for several years. He said that she was also treated at Metro Nashville General Hospital where she received top medical care from the doctors and the staff.
There have been a number of inquiries into Rev. Fuzz’s illness.
“Pastor Fuzz has prayed a thousand prayers over the people of Nashville and countless others while being a good and faithful servant and has touched thousands of lives for the better,” said long-time friend Lynda Jones.
These are sentiments expressed by many who are praying for his healing. From Bordeaux to Brentwood, people of all races and nationalities are coming together to pray on behalf of Rev. Fuzz, who has been a conduit for so many in the Nashville community. Through One Nashville’s bi-monthly community connection meetings, founded by Rev. Fuzz, many people have supported the efforts of the various organizations represented. Members of the community like doctors such as, Dr. Thomas help to sponsor the bi-monthly One Nashville breakfast meetings.
Nick Beres of News Channel 5 said: “My friend tells me he is thankful for all the thoughts and prayers. He said he’s gonna’ be okay, and I want to wish him all the best.”
Fuzz is confidently being treated by the best doctors and in the best possible place, for his recovery.
“The most important thing right now are prayers for my doctors to diagnose exactly what’s going on in my body and come up with a plan of attack,” said Rev. Fuzz.
Supporters are asked to continue to pray for Pastor Fuzz as he remains in the hospital where he said, “I’m getting the best medical care.” Yet during this pandemic, no visitors are allowed into the hospital, which makes this time more difficult for all patients during their hospital stay.
“This experience has allowed me to see, firsthand, the priceless services provided by our city-owned hospital, as it is also difficult for the hospital workers overwhelmed by fear of Covid-19,” said Rev. Fuzz.
Fuzz continues to encourage people to be tested for Covid-19 and to continue to take precautions associated with this disease and with their overall health. Food deliveries through NGH’s Food Pharmacy are still possible by texting a name, address, zip and phone number to 615-626-0773 or email <firstname.lastname@example.org>.