Albany Airport firefighter speaking out for first time since beating sepsis

April 03, 2019 04:27 PM

The Albany Airport firefighter who beat sepsis is speaking out for the first time about the ordeal.

Josh Woodward made a surprise stop to see his colleagues at the airport on Wednesday afternoon. He was welcomed with water cannons and applause.

Advertisement – Content Continues Below

Woodward spent more than a month in the hospital, fighting the infection. It cost him a hand and his toes.

"The amount of support I've had just from you guys covering the story to my brothers, firefighters, my own family, everybody following me on Facebook is what got me through being in the hospital for two months, you know. So you know, just can't thank everybody enough. It's awesome," said Woodward.

Josh's friends helped his wife Chelsea with housework while he was gone, including surprising him with a newly built wheelchair ramp at his home, with wood donated from Lowe's.


WNYT Staff

Copyright 2019 WNYT-TV LLC, a Hubbard Broadcasting Company. All rights reserved

Relay Media Amp
A New York diocese filed for bankruptcy. Will others follow?

'Game of Thrones,' 'Veep' aim for records at Emmy Awards

Fundraiser for Josh Woodward

Man arrested in Schenectady homicide investigation

Youth leaders at UN demand bold climate change action