Bertie County Firefighter Could Go Home In Two Weeks

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The Bertie County firefighter who lost his legs while on a rescue call is doing so well he is expected to go home in just a few weeks.

According to his wife, Timothy King started his road to recovery Wednesday with rehab. He's been at PCMH since the accident earlier this month.

She says nurses tell her this is the fastest recovery they've seen for this type of injury.

Now King's wife says they're working to get their home ready for his return. She says doctors told her it would be six months before he could return home, but now it could be as soon as two weeks.

On March 2, King lost his legs when a vehicle hit him while he helped another person involved in an accident in Colerain in Bertie County.

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  • by serious Location: nc on Mar 19, 2009 at 05:46 AM
    I was told that since he was a volunteer, therer is no coverage for this accident.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2009 at 02:28 PM
    Way to go Tim!! I am sure you asnd your family are READY to get home and try to pick up some normal type of life again. Not to take anything from Tim, it is all WELL deserved, but his medical bills are falling under workmans comp, and will be completely taken care of! I am sure the family will appreciate the donations to help get their home in order and to just other wise help with other expenses that still have to be covered! Tim is one lucky man to be alive by all accounts, Someone has bigger plans for Tim that is for sure!
  • by susie ann Location: nc on Mar 18, 2009 at 01:27 PM
    hang in there you guys, my brother had his lower right leg amputated in nov last yr, he has been on antibiotics since then it lowered his immune system to the point that he contracted c diff bateria infection so back to the hospital he goes long story short he's in rehab as this is written but coming along slowly but God is good all the time still, when it's your loved one you want instant recovery and total wholeness again. Prayers have been answered and are still being answered and I'm thankful.
  • by viewer on Mar 18, 2009 at 12:32 PM
    Here is a copy/paste of donation information given in a previous story: Donations can be made to Timothy King Fund, Trap Volunteer Fire Department , 744 Morris Ford Road, Colerain, NC 27924
  • by Anonymous on Mar 18, 2009 at 11:43 AM
    Send them to Trap Fire Dept
  • by flip flop on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:47 AM
    Great news!
  • by want to help on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:41 AM
    Is there somewhere we can send a donation to this family?? I am sure they will need help with medical bills, and making their home handicap accessible. Please let us know where we can send money! Thanks, and god bless this man and his family!!
  • by me2 Location: nc on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:39 AM
    his is PROOF that GOD answers prayer. I heard that his church is planning a special service for him
  • by member Location: nc on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:27 AM
    TC and family, we love you. Don't you worry about anything...GOD will provide. You will have an awesome testimony.
  • by Robert Location: Greenville on Mar 18, 2009 at 10:25 AM
    To Timothy and your family and friends, keep your head up. You will still have trying day's ahead of you. God did not promise us we would not have trials and troubles, but he did promise us he would be with us during them. I do not no any of you, but my thoughts and prayers have been with you all and will be for a long time. Your service to your community I see is greatly appreciated and it looks like you have many shoulders to lean on. Use them, but do not give up. May God bless you and keep you and your family too.
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