KERNERSVILLE, NC (WGHP) – After 100 days and several surgeries, Janice Elkes has beaten the odds after her COVID-19 diagnosis.
In early December 2021, Elkes was diagnosed with COVID pneumonia and admitted to Wake Forest Baptist Health High Point Medical Center.
“From day one it was so unpredictable. It was at the heights of COVID. We saw a lot of numbers rise in our community and my mother was a victim and she got sick and she got sick quickly,” said Allison Bundy, Janices daughter.
Days later, Janice’s health began to decline, and doctors admitted her to an intensive care unit and put her on a breathing tube and ventilator.
From that moment on, her four daughters made it a mission to stay by her side and keep the faith in their hearts.
Over the months and many prayers, Janice’s health began to improve. She even returned to the passion she loves: playing the piano.
“I played for the church for over 35 years. It was a call and I knew it was a call, ”said Elkes.
Bundy said it was a long cool, hard journey and nothing short of a miracle.
On Thursday, Janice was finally able to leave the Summerstone Health & Rehabilitation Center in Kernersville surrounded by family and close friends who welcomed her home.
“Pure excitement and a grateful heart because so many people have not come this far, and so has mother,” Bundy said.