Williamson County teen goes home 4 months after spinal injury - WKRN News 2

Williamson County teen goes home 4 months after spinal injury

Posted: Updated: April 12, 2014 01:52 AM CDT
Hunter Garstin, 15, returned to his Williamson County home following a spinal injury he suffered during a wrestling match. Hunter Garstin, 15, returned to his Williamson County home following a spinal injury he suffered during a wrestling match.
WILLIAMSON COUNTY, Tenn. -

A Williamson County teen has returned home four months after he was injured during a wrestling match.

On December 6, 15-year-old Hunter Garstin suffered a spinal cord injury in Huntsville, Alabama and became paralyzed.

Since then, Garstin has spent the past few months at several hospitals, including the Shepherd Center in Atlanta which treats spinal injuries.

Doctors initially thought Garstin would never walk again, but he has made significant progress.

"I just want to go back to school, talk to all my friends again, get back in the swing of things," Garstin said.

News 2 was there when he returned to Williamson County and was greeted by neighbors and friends.

The teen said he appreciates all of the support he has gotten.

"I remember just sitting in that hospital bed just looking at people, not only from my school but all over different countries. It's been a wild ride," Garstin explained.

A Facebook page has been setup for supporters to follow his progress.

The teen will continue to make trips to Atlanta as he heals. He said his next goal is to walk again.

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