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Family and Friends celebrate Rockford woman’s recovery from COVID-19

Published: Feb. 21, 2021 at 9:13 PM CST
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ROCKFORD Ill. (WIFR) - Kaitlyn Samaniego won her battle against COVID-19 after 73 days in the hospital, and to celebrate her return home, family and friends took part in a drive-by parade Sunday.

Kaitlyn was greeted with signs, flowers and hugs from family and friends as she sat out on her porch Sunday afternoon. Kaitlyn underwent several surgeries and couldn’t see her mom for nearly a month, but she continued to fight. Kaitlyn’s doctors and family say it was a true miracle watching her overcome the virus.

“She was just overjoyed, tears of joy,” said Rita Dray, Kaitlyn’s mom. “We’re just so thankful for all the love and support and prayers that everyone has given. So she is very loved.”

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