‘They are my angels’ - St. Vincent’s’ 1st COVID-19 patient praises staff for saving his life

He was in the hospital for three months before being released. Davis called his medical turnaround ‘a miracle” and praised his caretakers.

News 12 Staff

Mar 19, 2021, 6:13 PM

Updated 1,130 days ago

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A Bridgeport man who battled the coronavirus and won returned on Thursday to thank the people who saved his life.
Rodney Davis came back to St. Vincent's Medical Center to the sound of cheers and with his mother by his side. It was one year ago that he became the hospital’s first COVID-19 patient.
"Last year, I walked in here and I couldn't breathe," he said.
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He then spent the next two months in a coma.
Nurses said they didn’t know if he was going to make it and were shocked at how healthy he seemed on Thursday.
"To see him so healthy, robust and talking is probably the best gift I could have gotten in nursing," said one nurse.
He was in the hospital for three months before being released. Davis called his medical turnaround ‘a miracle” and praised his caretakers.
“They are my angels and they saved my life and I'm here today to share this story with everyone," said Davis.
Inspired by those who helped him, Davis has decided to pursue a career in the medical field and has been accepted at Sacred Heart University.


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