Firefighter's wife talks about his long road to recovery

March 19, 2019 08:40 PM

The Albany Airport firefighter battling sepsis will likely be released from the hospital this week.

Josh Woodward has overcome some incredible obstacles during his fight. Now, at long last, his kidneys are working again.


His story has captivated the Capital Region on social media.

Thursday marks six weeks since Woodward was on the brink of death after developing septic shock. His recovery included amputating his right hand -- and all of his toes.

Nearly 80,000 people all over the world continue to closely follow the story on the Woodward Strong Facebook page.

One of the most recent posts by his wife, Chelsea, shows the couple's 3-year-old daughter Holland finally seeing her dad for the first time since he became sick.

He got to leave his hospital room for the very first time on Monday, when he was wheeled to a window.

Once Josh leaves the hospital, he will go to a rehabilitation center for some time -- and then finally back home, where Chelsea will be his primary caretaker.

It's a role she knows she can fill, because after all this, she's learned that faith is greater than fear.

See what it looked like as Josh peeked out the window the first time he was wheeled out of his hospital room, by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi's story.

Then, tune in at 6 a.m. on Wednesday morning, when Chelsea talks about why she decided to post Josh's story to social media -- and the first time Josh saw the posts.

MORE INFORMATION: GoFundMe: Woodward Family | "Woodward Strong" Facebook page


Subrina Dhammi

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