Firefighter who beat sepsis launches initiative with wife to help others

August 07, 2019 05:41 PM

Wednesday marked six months since Albany Airport Firefighter Josh Woodward suddenly became gravely ill after developing septic shock. Now, Josh and his wife Chelsea marked the day by officially launching Woodward Strong Inc., hoping to help other first responder families going through a crisis.

You may recall Josh went into a coma and was given a five-percent chance to live. He had to have his arm and parts of his feet amputated.


Since then, he has made a remarkable recovery. He's slowly walking again, and he has a new prosthetic arm.

While he focuses on his recovery, he's also focusing on how he can use what he went through to help other people.

That's why he and his wife Chelsea are officially launching Woodward Strong, Inc. Their mission statement - be the first response for first responders in a crisis.

Despite all they've been through, Josh and Chelsea have managed to keep their sense of humor.

Chelsea, who gained thousands and thousands of followers by sharing their story on social media, continues to be thankful for the outpouring of support for her family.

Hear more about Josh's recovery by watching the video of Subrina Dhammi's story.



Subrina Dhammi & WNYT Staff

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