GILLETTE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming woman who had a close call with COVID-19 recently got a parade to welcome her home from the hospital.

Vicki Wood is a 71-year-old retiree from the Campbell County School District transportation department.

The Gillette News Record reports Wood's former co-workers arranged a parade of school buses to lift her spirits. The buses drove by her home in Gillette while Wood watched from a wheelchair in the company of relatives.

Wood spent 54 days in the hospital after being airlifted there Nov. 7. She recovered after spending 21 days on a ventilator in a medically induced coma.

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