The local volunteer firefighter who lost his legs while helping others during an accident less than three weeks ago is making a remarkable recovery.
Tim King's wife Christie says her husband is doing so well that doctors at PCMH say the Trap volunteer firefighter will be able to go home to Bertie County soon. Doctors originally though that wouldn't happen for six months.
Builders are now at the King home making it accessible for a wheelchair.
Mrs. King says one week after the accident he husband came out of his sedation and doctors had to break the news that he lost both legs. "He said Christie, they told me I lost my legs, I can't take much more today and he wanted to start giving away things and I said, wait a minute. I said why are you're doing to do that, you're going to get legs, you're gonna be able to walk, you're gonna be able to run, you're gonna be able to do everything. He looked at me and said really? I said yes, immediately his whole attitude changed about it."
Mrs. King says they expect Tim will be fitted for prosthetics so he can walk again.
Mrs. King says some hospital personnel have told here this is the fastest recovery they have ever seen.
Tim is ordained and plans to pursue a life in ministry once he's back home.