WHITLEY COUNTY, Ky. (WKYT) -- A southern Kentucky boy badly injured by a falling tree has returned home after more than two months in the hospital.
Family members say Jordan Griffith fractured some vertebrae and had to have a piece of skull removed.
In August, they say he was in the backyard of his grandmother's Whitley County home when the tree fell on him during a storm.
"The thoughts of losing him were so hard and for a long time we thought we were going to lose him," said Jennifer Meredith, Jordan's mother.
Jordan, who is special needs, has already had to overcome many obstacles in his young life but never faced anything as serious as this.
"Doctors finally said you can breathe, but it was still scary because he was still there at the hospital," said Meredith.
That is, until Thursday, when Jordan got his true homecoming -- the one he, his family and friends had been waiting for.
"When he came by the school I noticed people were crying and I knew it was out of joy knowing that he was coming home for the first time for 69 days so that's always a blessing," said Meredith.
And for this family, having Jordan home for the holidays is the biggest blessing of all.
"People who win millions and millions of dollars couldn't touch this," said Meredith.
The Williamsburg Fire department also helped welcome Jordan Griffith home by leading his car through town.