Remarkable Recovery For Bertie Firefighter

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.


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  • by Concerned Citizen Location: Bertie, NC on Mar 29, 2009 at 02:55 PM
    Its good to receive good news. God is awesome!!! Happy to see that everything is well!! God bless this family!!!
  • by me Location: nc on Mar 26, 2009 at 05:23 AM
    WITN I think it would be a good idea if someone from your station was there when TC comes home. This is such a great public interest story.
  • by concerned Location: nc on Mar 24, 2009 at 09:16 AM
    I hear that his church has a special service planned for him when he returns.This is really great news.
  • by Sheri Location: Jamesville on Mar 24, 2009 at 07:45 AM
    Praise the Lord!!!! Tim, you and your family are still in my prayers. God is SO Good!!!!!
  • by me2 Location: nc on Mar 20, 2009 at 11:04 AM
    I think this man deserves an Extreme Welcome Home...Let's see what we can do to make this happen. Who do we need to contact?
  • by mom Location: nc on Mar 20, 2009 at 09:51 AM
    To Advance mechanical: The fastest way for you to help is to contact T C and Christie's Pastor. His name is Donald Conway he can be reached at 252-412-0141.God Bless You
  • by advance mechanical Location: greenville on Mar 20, 2009 at 08:36 AM
    we would like to donate services to the king family. need contact information for the king family. email us please.brock@advance-mechanicalnc.com thanks
  • by Gail Location: Roper,NC on Mar 20, 2009 at 06:29 AM
    Buy the Grace of God, Power of Prayer and having the right people in the right place at the right time is a Huge factor in TC's speedy recovery. God Bless to each that prayed and was part of his rescue. I met his Family and friends at MCC a few ago. what a blessing to have such wonderful people in one's life. My prayers will continue to be with TC, his family, and friends.
  • by Believer Location: nc on Mar 20, 2009 at 06:07 AM
    This is PROOF that GOD answers prayer. TC you don't need an Extreme Home Makeover. God's giving you an Extreme Faith Makeover. Keep your faith and you'll go further than anyone expected. You 're already a miracle.
  • by RT Location: Greenville on Mar 19, 2009 at 07:48 PM
    It's all about the attitude and support structure and from his recovery speed it looks like he has great ones. Good luck.
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