Josh Woodward is only 33 years old and is currently in St. Peter's fighting for his own life after an infection sent his body into septic shock. For those of you that don't know, Josh works for the Albany Airport Fire Department. He is also a husband and a father of two young children. From the outpouring of love and suppot that I'm seeing, Josh is very well respected and loved!
It seems like his story started out as no big deal. He had some pain in his arm and thought that he had pulled a muscle. Within 24 hours the pain had turned severe and Josh had learned that he needed emergency surgery. When he was brought into the hospital they found out that the infection had moved into his heart, lungs and kidneys. The medical professionals aren't sure how Josh developed sepsis. The theories range from an ingrown hair, a small cut or possibly strep.
Josh has had quite a few ups and downs while in the hospital. His wife Chelsea has been by his side in the hospital and has been updating everyone through her Facebook. Below are some of her posts. Chelsea, I want you to know that we are behind you 100% and praying for Josh!
For those of you that would like to help support the Woodward family, there is a GoFundMe set up for them. CLICK HERE to donate and help spread the word.