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Woman returns home after year-long battle with Covid-19

<i>KHBS</i><br/>A Van Buren woman returned home Saturday after being on a respirator for over a year and was told she may not live
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A Van Buren woman returned home Saturday after being on a respirator for over a year and was told she may not live

By Paul Petitte

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    VAN BUREN, Arkansas (KHBS) — A Van Buren woman returned home Saturday after being on a respirator for over a year and was told she may not live, following a battle with COVID-19.

Dubbed the ‘miracle patient’, Diana Pease was in a nursing facility in Illinois since August of 2021 and on a ventilator for six months.

Today, the 55-year-old drove back from Illinois with a cousin and was greeted by friends, neighbors and loved ones at a welcome home party at their Van Buren apartment complex.

“That was awesome,” said Pease, who is still having trouble breathing due to scar tissue. “It was amazing, it made me cry.”

“She had a big support group and I appreciate every one of them,” said Pease’s husband, Jim.

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