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Albany Airport firefighter regains 100 percent kidney function after sepsis battle

This photo was posted on Facebook by Josh's wife, Chelsea. This photo was posted on Facebook by Josh's wife, Chelsea. | Photo: Facebook / Woodward Strong.

April 01, 2019 08:47 PM

Some excellent news for Albany Airport Firefighter Josh Woodward.

Josh's wife, Chelsea, posted on Facebook that his kidneys are both functioning at 100 percent, his heart is improving and he's starting to make fresh blood.

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However, he's still having some problems with his right heel.

He will be spending some time in a hyperbaric chamber.

You may recall Josh spent six weeks in the hospital battling sepsis. During that time, he lost a hand – and all 10 toes.

Doctors had only given him a five percent chance of survival.


Read more: Facebook: “Woodward Strong”

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