Hannah Huntoon , the Palm Beach Gardens teen recovering from injuries she received while car surfing, appeared on the Today Show Tuesday morning to speak on the dangers of the incident.
Photographer: Bruce R. Bennett, The Palm Beach Post
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. -- Hannah Huntoon, the Palm Beach Gardens teen recovering from injuries she received while "car surfing," appeared on the Today Show Tuesday morning to speak on the dangers of the stunt.
Huntoon was released from St. Mary's Medical Center June 1 after suffering a catastrophic brain from the incident.
Her parents, David and Constance, posted "Welcome Home Hannah" signs throughout their neighborhood then their daughter returned home.
"I can't believe it, it's been a long time. It's time to be home. It's time to be home," she said during her arrival.
At St. Mary's Medical Center, Huntoon has made a "miraculous" recovery, according to doctors. She has been in rigorous therapy while her skull remains on ice. She wears a helmet to protect her brain while the swelling decreases. In less than three months, doctors say she will have surgery to replace the sides of her skull.
The family credits doctors at the hospital with saving Hannah's life.
A heart was painted over the spot where Huntoon's car surfing accident occurred, just a few houses down from the family's Palm Beach Gardens home.
The family asks that all teenagers consider the safety of others as they get behind the wheel.
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