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Crash victim meets first responders on anniversary of Martin County wreck

Family of Hobe Sound man told he might not survive
Posted at 7:15 PM, Jul 01, 2019

STUART, Fla. — Two trees at a traffic circle in Port Salerno still bear the scars from last July.

Michael Williams’ truck crashed here, leaving the 32-year-old electrician in bad shape.

“I still hear that machine. No parent, nobody should ever have to go through that with a loved one," said Henry Williams, Michaels' father.

Williams got to a trauma center by way of the Martin County Fire Rescue Lifestar helicopter.

Monday, the Williams family met those first responders.

“Very good feeling to see him back here in the condition that he is," said Cory Richter, the Lifestar Coordinator with Martin County Fire Rescue.

Richter says they fly more than a patient a day, but it’s not often they get this opportunity.

“Very rare to do we get to see their outcome.”

“I feel so good," laughs Michael Williams.

Williams suffered severe trauma. He spent two weeks on life support and six weeks in the hospital. There are still months of rehab ahead.

His family says he’s been a fighter his entire life. As a young boy, he was diagnosed with leukemia.

“He’s just shocking his therapists all the time and everything," said mother Sandy Williams.

This Sunday, the REVIVE church in Stuart will host a celebration of William's life.

It's a life, and a recovery, aided by many other lives.