A toddler who almost drowned near an Anderson County elementary school is back at home with her parents.
The family says two-year-old Madison Zorn suffered serious brain damage after she fell into a creek behind Grand Oaks Elementary School in Marlow in October. She wandered off from a fire safety event.
Madison was submerged, and not breathing, when she was found.
The little girl was released from East Tennessee Children's Hospital on Monday. In a statement, the family said her injuries were similar to a severe stroke and the hospital had done all it could.
Madison's mother and father will care for her at their home in Oak Ridge.
Family members are asking the community to pray for Madison's healing. And they are offering thanks. "The Family would like to thank all of the people that have shown support during the last month. Without your prayers and support they would not have been able to make it," a family spokesman said in a news release. "They would like to thank the fireman, Daniel Adams, for saving the life of Madison as he would not give up on the CPR. The family would also like to thank all the emergency members that assisted on the scene, the teachers of Grand Oaks Elementary School, the community, and the medical staff at East Tennessee Children's Hospital of Knoxville, TN. Without everyone's help and support her homecoming would not be possible."