Video: Injured firefighter leaves hospital with hero's welcome
Jeff Patterson was burned while fighting a house fire in May; he spent nearly five months in the hospital and underwent 12 surgeries
DALLAS — A Dallas firefighter injured in the line of duty back in May is finally going home, after a slow and painful recovery.
Family and friends of Jeff Patterson gathered at UT Southwestern Hospital on Friday to celebrate his last day there. Patterson was burned while fighting a Dallas house fire in May. He spent nearly five months in the hospital and underwent 12 surgeries before being released.
A fire engine was waiting to chauffeur Patterson and his family home when he walked out of the hospital. As he headed home, his family and friends also had a few surprises planned for him.
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