Shreveport man released from hospital after 150+ days fighting COVID-19

Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released...
Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.(KSLA)
Published: Jan. 11, 2022 at 10:48 AM CST
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — A Shreveport man is finally heading home from the hospital after a lengthy fight against COVID-19.

Johnny Winchel was released Tuesday, Jan. 11 after spending more than 150 days in the hospital. Family members and friends, as well as staff members at Willis-Knighton celebrated his release that morning.

Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released...
Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.(KSLA)

Well wishers holding brightly colored posters lined the halls and clapped and cheered for Winchel as he was released.

Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released...
Johnny Winchel spent more than 150 days in the hospital with COVID-19. He was finally released Tuesday, Jan. 11, 2022.(KSLA)

Who needs some 'GOOD STUFF' tonight? Well, here it is! Johnny Winchel has been in the hospital fighting Covid since August 12th, and on a ventilator since August 26th. Well, guess who got out of Highland Hospital today - THIS GUY! And just listen to how excited his wife Wendi is, the tears and giggling with excitement from behind the cell phone camera. Johnny was 'dancing' down the halls from his stretcher, and all the way to the ambulance which was taking him to a local rehab facility. And listen until the end! Wendi told me all of the medical staff at Highland are true heroes (look for a pic of them in the posts). And she says they welcome your prayers as Johnny takes a big step to one day making it back home. #PrayersForJohnny #TheGoodStuff

Posted by Doug Warner KSLA on Thursday, October 14, 2021

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