MARSHALL, Ill. (WTWO/WAWV) — People lined the streets Friday afternoon for a homecoming celebration for a man in Marshall.
Larry Woodard had been in the hospital for several weeks with COVID-19. He got to come home Friday, so people waved signs of encouragement on his road to recovery.
Woodard’s daughter, Amy Frazer, told WTWO and Mywabashvalley.com of her father’s struggle with the virus after his diagnosis in early November. He was initially placed on a ventilator and a RotoProne bed, which saved his life, but his health still declined — he couldn’t get himself water or press a call button to summon nurses, and was confused and depressed from delirium. Frazer sent food to feed the entire staff on the floor of the hospital Woodard to thank them for their care.
Woodard is well known in the Marshall community for having owned an accounting firm for several decades and serving as City Treasurer.