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Raytown man fighting COVID-19 goes home after 118 days in hospital

November 20, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

Darell Slater's family celebrated his release after doctors gave him a 5% chance of survival.

A Raytown man who beat the odds finally went home after 118 days in the hospital.

Slater, 71, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in July and has been in the fight of his life ever since. "After a week of being on the vent at St. Luke's East, they had to transport him to St. Luke's on the Plaza for ECMO, which is a form of life support," Cochran said.

"Getting him home after 118 days when we never thought we would see this has just been very emotional," Cochran said.

Slater, 71, was diagnosed with COVID-19 in July and has been in the fight of his life ever since. "After a week of being on the vent at St. Luke's East, they had to transport him to St. Luke's on the Plaza for ECMO, which is a form of life support," Cochran said.

"Getting him home after 118 days when we never thought we would see this has just been very emotional," Cochran said.

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