Mom of 6 leaves Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital after battling COVID since May

Friday, August 13, 2021
Mom of 6 leaves Pa. hospital after battling COVID since May
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It was a monumental day for a Norristown woman who was released from the hospital after a nearly four month battle with COVID-19.

MALVERN, Pennsylvania (WPVI) -- A Norristown, Pennsylvania mother was finally released from the hospital after battling COVID-19 for nearly four months.

Dana Vetter, 44, walked to her waiting family under her own power on Friday.

It was an amazing feat for a woman who was admitted to the hospital in May and spent weeks on a ventilator.

"I went through a lot, from a coma to a ventilator, to a (tracheotomy), to heart stopping a couple of times," Vetter said. "You come close to the people that take care of you."

"They did an amazing job," she continued. "If it wasn't for them I wouldn't be where I am today."

Her family says the mother of six will still need at-home therapy but they are sure she will be 100-percent in no time.

Action News photojournalist Rich Lacovara was at Bryn Mawr Rehab Hospital on Friday for the celebration as Vetter finally headed home!