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Teen nearly killed in Cayman Islands back home in Midlothian

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MIDLOTHIAN, VA -- Nearly four months after almost being killed in a car crash while on spring break in the Cayman Islands, Harrison Zierenberg is back home.

"Everyday it gets better so I have the hope to keep going and never quit," Zierenberg said.

Zierenberg was greeted by nearly a hundred supporters when he pulled into his driveway. Yellow ribbons lined the roadways and nearby schools put up signs saying "Harrison strong."
Harrison Zierenberg

Zierenberg arrived to a newly remodeled home. Because he is still in a wheelchair, his bedroom is now on the first floor.

"I've come along way and there is so much I can do," Zierenberg told CBS 6. Next to his bed is a model of his skull featuring the large section that was removed as a result of the collision.

While Zierenberg still struggles to taste, smell, walk, and speak his mom said it's a miracle he is back home.

"I've been bedside with him everyday so this is a dream come true," LeeAnn Zierenberg said.

Harrison Zierenberg

Harrison Zierenberg

Many of Zierenberg's friends stayed with him after his arrival and watched TV in the "theater room."

"Thanks for all the support," Zierenberg said with a smile.

LeeAnn Zierenberg said the driver who allegedly hit her son while he was crossing the street has so far not been charged.

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