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Zack Pittman comes home

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PADUCAH, KY -

Six months later, Zack Pittman is home. He's the McCracken County preteen who was hit by a car while walking home in May.

Pittman went through several surgeries and has been recovering in Louisville ever since.

His mom, Laurie, said she wasn't expecting such a large escort to see them home. The two started driving from Louisville this morning. There were more than 20 cars as part of the motorcade made up of friends, family, sheriff's deputies, the Patriot Guard, fire and first responders that met Laurie and Zack at the McCracken County line to help them on their last leg home.

Zack finally made it home about three hours ago. Laurie says she's proud of how hard her son worked to improve his speech and motor skills. She says she hopes being home will be what helps him improve even more.

"We're just beginning the journey. I'm really excited about that and happy my son is so strong and (has) overcome everything they said he wasn't going to do. He's doing it," Laurie says.

Zack still has a trach in to help with his breathing. Laurie says they will start therapy on Monday.

The first responders who first helped at Zack's accident were in the motorcade helping him home.

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