First patient to be removed from ventilator at St. Francis Emory Healthcare goes home

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) – Amid tragic times, a moment of hope and happiness today at St. Francis Emory Healthcare in Columbus, Georgia.

The first patient to be removed from a ventilator at the hospital has been released from the facility. Ms. Olive Marie Vidal-Kendall went home on Thursday.

Hospital staff cheered and clapped as Ms. Vidal-Kendall was rolled down the hall in a wheelchair as she left the hospital.

You can watch the joyful moment here:

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