BAKER COUNTY, Fla. -- After nearly four months of intense therapy at the Shepard Center in Atlanta a Baker County teen who survived a deadly crash got a huge welcome home Friday night.
Signs, balloons, and a street lined with more than 100 supporters welcomed Corey Craig home Friday night.
"I was not expecting this. I was expecting 15 or so."
The Baker County High senior was ejected from a pickup truck he was riding in back in December. The crash claimed the life of a 14 year-old passenger.
"Just a wonderful day and great that we got to bring him home. Thank god. We are blessed all the way around", said Corey's parents, Connie and Brad.
Craig's family says doctors initially thought he would be paralyzed from the waist down but he is making remarkable progress.
Craig's mother said Corey is able to move his left leg and bend it on his own.
"He can quite lift it yet, but he's doing really good with that leg. The right leg, there's still nothing going on with that one because of all of the vascular damage but we're still hoping and praying every night and every day that the Lord answers our prayers for him to walk."
The Craig's say they are thankful for the overwhelming support by the community.
"Everybody is here to show him we are here and praying for him and so proud of him. He's my hero and I love him to death and I'd do anything for him," said Corey's cousin, Mason Miller.
Craig hopes to be able to walk across the stage this spring to get his high school diploma.
First Coast News