20-year-old upbeat, optimistic in wake of paralyzing accident
'He is still Brian'
AMBOY – Brian DeArmitt’s return home was something to be thankful for in and of itself, said his mother, Julia.
Monday, 5 months to the day after a diving accident that left the 20-year-old a quadriplegic, Brian left the hospital.
Coming into town on state Route 52, he saw the words “Welcome home Brian” on the Shell gas station marquee. Then he was surprised with a police and fire truck escort, and with the dozens of friends and family members who lined the road to welcome the former Dixon youth to his new home in Amboy.
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