RACINE — After spending twenty days at Ascension All Saints Hospital, Darcell Belcher is thankful to head home.
The 62-year-old was diagnosed with COVID-19 on April 3rd and was eventually put on a ventilator fighting for her life. Thursday morning, she received a hero's goodbye as she was discharged from the hospital. Staff members lined the inside of the lobby, clapped, and cheered for Darcell as she was wheeled out to her daughter's car. Outside, she was greeted by her loved ones and friends. They held balloons and a sign that said Jesus heals.
After 20 days in the hospital, 10 days on a ventilator, Darcell Belcher beat COVID-19!Today she was released from Ascension All Saints. Darcell said,she just wanted to live to see her grandbabies grow up. It was her faith in God that kept her strong. pic.twitter.com/pyjeP0kJAz— Adriana Mendez (@AdrianaMendez) April 23, 2020
"God is good. God is good; that's all I can say," said Darcell.
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Darcell said, although she beat breast cancer a year ago, she said she has never been through anything like Coronavirus. Even though the days were hard, she never lost her faith in God.
"My main objective was Lord, please help me get through this so I can see my grandkids grow up," said Darcell.
Once Darcell feels healthy again, she plans to donate her plasma. She thanked the doctors, nurses, and staff for the love and support and for putting up with her on the days she felt cranky and hungry.