Image: Gregg McChesney via People

In the summer of 2019, Gregg McChesney was in great shape. At the time, the 64-year-old had even been assisting his younger brother, Mark, with some heavy labor around his farm. But when Gregg was bitten by an insect, his health began to deteriorate at an alarmingly fast pace. Within just days of the incident, in fact, the grandfather was pronounced brain dead. And, at first, no one – not even the doctors – could explain why this tragedy had taken place.

Image: Facebook/Gregg McChesney

In July of that year, though, Gregg had been healthy enough to engage in work around his sibling’s homestead. The brothers had grown up on the farm in Williamston, Michigan, and Mark still lives there today along with his wife, Darlene. It’s a place in which Gregg continues to have a strong presence, too.

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