Josh Lewis, 19, was on his way to deliver pizzas to Norton Hospital on last Sunday, May 3rd, when a man approached him, demanding the keys to his car.
But when Lewis reached into his pocket for his keys, the man stabbed him in the back, according to a spokesperson of Louisville Metro Police Department.
After doing so, the felon took his keys and absconded with his car.
But that didn’t keep Lewis from doing his job, despite having several lacerated muscles and a collapsed lung.
“Believe it or not, he got his pizzas delivered and collapsed in the ER,” Spinelli’s regional manager Willow Rouben told WLKY.
He was then transferred to the University of Louisville for surgery, The Courier-Journal reported. Lewis has since been reported to be in stable condition.
“He is doing well and in great spirits,” said Mack Welsh, the community group leader at Lewis’ church. “He was really positive and made several jokes, making light of the whole incident.”
Fittingly, Spinelli’s held a Fundraiser on Wednesday for Josh’s recovery.
Welsh also started a GoFundMe campaign to help provide financial support for him and his family.
“When I see my brother hurting, I want to help him, and I knew that this whole ordeal would hurt him and his family financially,” said the 21-year-old Welsh. “I wanted Josh to feel loved and supported by the community that he so generously and freely gives to day after day.” If you’d like to donate to the world’s toughest delivery guy, you can here!