Dave Crozier, an employee at the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, was working to help slow the spread of COVID-19.
The man is fighting for his life.
Crozier noticed something wasn't right on June 18. He was tested the next day for the disease.
The test returned a positive result on Monday. He was taken to Banner Baywood Medical Center in Mesa, where he is receiving treatment.
He posted on Facebook about his experience with the virus.
He wrote that he hoped things would get better. It can be either way.
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Crozier spent 16 years on the Gilbert Town Council and is a familiar face to many in the town.
He keeps his family, friends and neighbors up to date with his condition on his Facebook page.
His wife is quarantining at home while she recovers from the virus.
According to the posts, Crozier has received several doses of a drug that is designed to treat the virus.
He posted on Wednesday that he had his first plasma treatment, a process in which blood from donors who have developed COVID-19 antibodies is injected into a patient.
He hadn't shown much improvement as of Wednesday evening. His daughter spoke with him on the phone for a short time.
She said that he didn't look like himself and that he was struggling to breathe.
Crozier isn't on a breathing machine.
Crozier wrote on Facebook that he was required to sleep prone on his stomach and bathe in bed because of his condition.
He wrote that the day wasn't easy.
He wrote that there were always more and more challenges to contend with. It took a lot of rest and fluids. Tomorrow is what we will see.
Crozier encouraged Gilbert residents to take precautions against the virus as he posted about his condition.
He said that everyone has the right to swing their fists and arms in the air if they want to. They've violated your rights. Just respect each other.
Many people don't take the virus seriously. There are a lot of people who refuse to wear face masks.
She said that it was not about you but about being safe. There is a serious disease. A lot of people aren't taking it seriously and now that it's hit close to home, it's definitely given me a different outlook on it
She has not been able to see her father since he arrived in the hospital.
She doesn't want someone else going through the same thing.
The man shared his story because he wanted others to be aware and safe. Take it seriously and protect your family.
There are 9 ZIP codes that at least partially run through Gilbert that have 2,036 reported COVID-19 cases.
The 85206 ZIP code is located between Baseline Road and East Main Street and spans from Val Vista Drive to Power Road. The majority of the ZIP Code is in Mesa.
It's possible to map it out by zip code.
Banner Gateway Medical Center and Banner Baywood Medical Center are in the same zip code. A positive case in which the patient's home address is unknown is attributed to the hospital.
There are 490 positive cases in the 85206 zip code.
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The article was originally published on the Arizona Republic.