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Florida man who received life-saving COVID treatment in CT released from rehabilitation center

Wednesday, Oct 13, 2021

WTNH Channel 8
by: Olivia Lank, Lisa Carberg

Posted: Oct 13, 2021 / 10:59 AM EDT 

WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH) – A big milestone and life victory at Gaylord Hospital in Wallingford on Wednesday. A Florida man who came very close to death with COVID was released from the rehabilitation center.

His family tried 169 hospitals in Florida, but none had room for him because of the advanced treatment he desperately needed.

Robby Walker came to Connecticut in August to receive ECMO treatment at Saint Francis Hospital.

“All the beds are taken up by COVID victims also getting ECMO treatment,” said Susan Walker. “So, now we’re desperately searching outside of the state just for a hospital.”

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