Houston Fire Department firefighter Wayne Davis is home with his family tonight after four-month hospital battle with COVID-19.
Earlier, his family, friends and fellow firefighters gathered outside the hospital in anticipation of his release. Davis passed through a cheering crowd before climbing into the HFD rescue truck that he used to work in.
“For a department that’s been so devastated by COVID, this is a certainly ray of sunshine for us and it’s a blessing for firefighter Davis and his family,” HFD Chief Sam Pena said.
Davis had been a patient at Memorial Hermann Hospital in the Texas Medical Center since September. Back then, his wife Caitlin Davis told us her husband needed a bilateral lung transplant. The brutal virus had destroyed his lungs.
“I’m an example of what happens if you don’t get vaccinated,” Davis said. “I’m going to get to be with the family for Christmas and it’s real important to me.”
The father of three got that transplant and nearly died afterwards, but he pushed through and fought to recover.
“I had to spend 113 days in the hospital and I don’t wish that upon anyone.”
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