Monday, 11 July 2011 10:44
Corey KentWritten by Farah Dosani
Hundreds of family, friends and strangers greeted Corey Kent at Southwest Florida International Airport. The 22 year-old Army private flew in from Washington D.C. where he has been rehabilitating at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.
Wearing prosthetic legs, Kent maneuvered his wheelchair through the crowd of supporters and announced his plans.
“I’m probably just going to take a day to relax, catch up with friends and family that I haven’t seen too much, and take it from there,” said Kent.
Kent will be home for one month before returning to Walter Reed to continue his physical therapy. President Obama awarded him the Purple Heart last summer. This week a local nonprofit begins an addition on his family’s Cape Coral house so that Kent can live independently when he returns home for good next year.