‘It is just a miracle’: Family, friends celebrate as local pastor leaves hospital after battling COVID-19

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JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A local pastor is recovering tonight after spending time at the hospital on a ventilator battling COVID-19.

Jerry Davis was greeted Friday morning by family members and part of his church congregation as he left Franklin Woods Community Hospital.

Davis, who was hospitalized for COVID-19, will now go to rehab as he continues to recover.

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His daughter, Tina Armstead, said they are looking forward to Davis being able to come home.

“The staff, everything was amazing, they have been the best.  It is just a miracle, he’s a miracle.  And every day is a great day, every day is a great day.  We’re excited, we’re happy, we can’t wait until he gets home,” Armstead said.

Hospital staff also lined the hallways to cheer for Davis as he left.

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