Navy veteran, former president of the Stadium Managers Association, and an integral member of the New York Giants family, Bill Squires is an exceptional Rare Breed. A hero to his family, Bill contracted CoViD-19 in mid-March, 2020. Though he self-quarantined immediately, his symptoms deteriorated, and on March 26th he was admitted to the hospital, placed on a ventilator, and sedated for weeks.
Strict no contact protocols were implemented, and it wasn’t until May 2nd that Bill was deemed recovered enough to come off the ventilator. "Nothing short of a miracle", was the final diagnosis. Covid-19 had taken its toll, though. Bill was incredibly weak, and lost 35 pounds. He had to stay at a local rehabilitation facility to re-learn how to walk and swallow properly. It wasn’t until June 5th that his family was able to come pick him up and take him home. With his trademark determination, fighting spirit and sheer willpower, Bill Squires embodies what it means to be a Rare Breed.
Reunited with his family after 71 days away, Bill noted, “I guess the question I continue to ask myself is why was I spared,” he said. “I don’t know why, but I know when you’re given a second chance at life, you just can’t screw it up.”
Now walking up to 8 miles a day - Bill is a proud supporter of Rare Breed and our ethos. Bill is one of our personal heroes, not just because he triumphed over Covid-19, but also because of his immense commitment and support for an organization close to his heart: The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Bill's son Sean has cystic fibrosis, and Bill and his family are passionate supporters of the organization and the work they do to raise awareness of the disease, and for its advocacy on Capitol Hill.
You can watch the interview with Bill about his ordeal on the Giants website here.
You can help Bill and Jodi fight Cystic Fibrosis by donating to Sean’s Pals here.
Visit the Inspiration Collection by Rare Breed $1 from every item purchased will be donated to the Great Strides/Cystic Fibrosis Foundation on behalf of Jodi Squires.