Georgia “miracle patient” released after months-long battle with COVID-19

WAYCROSS, Ga. — A south Georgia hospital paid a touching tribute to a COVID-19 patient finally discharged after a three-month battle with COVID-19.

Lisa Martin was taken to the emergency room at Memorial Satilla Hospital in late September and diagnosed with COVID-19.

The hospital called her recovery over the next three months a miracle.

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Martin spent 59 days on a ventilator, 40 days in a coma and suffered a stroke.

“On Oct. 20, Lisa was comatose, her eyes fixed. The hospital called in her family to say goodbye. They decided to give it 11 days before making a decision about removing her from the ventilator that was breathing for her. But God had other plans,” the hospital posted.


Eleven days after the family feared the worst, Martin began to move her eyes and hands.

After another two months in two other hospitals and days in rehab, Martin walked out of the hospital on her own on New Year’s Day.

Hospital workers lined up to show their support for Martin as she left with her husband to head home. Grab the tissues and watch the joyful moment below:

New Year’s Eve has even more significance this year for miracle patient Lisa Martin and her husband, Jeff. Lisa is going...

Posted by Memorial Satilla Health on Thursday, December 31, 2020

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