Sirens wailed and bright lights flashed, horns honked, and onlookers cheered as first grader Myles Teaster was brought home from Brookhaven on Thursday afternoon.
He smiled and waved to family and friends on the side of the highway. 84 as the long procession from Easthaven Baptist Church moved east along the freeway to turn south on Hog Chain Drive towards his home.
Teaster was seriously injured in an accident on April 3 with a fall and a lawn mower.
“While we are devastated that he lost his leg, we praise the Lord for saving his life,” wrote his mother, Brittany Teaster, on Facebook that evening. After many surgeries and therapies at Children’s of Mississippi Hospital, he was able to go home on Thursday to continue his recovery.
The homemade signs along the street read “Welcome Home Myles”, “We Love You Myles” and “Pray For Myles”. The front of his house was also adorned with welcome signs, streamers, and balloons.
Shortly after arriving home, his mother posted another photo on her social media of Myles being covered with a blanket on the couch and other children gathered around him.
“There is no place like home,” she wrote. “Everyone smiles around his siblings and cousins … the happiest chatter and giggles you’ve ever heard. #grateful.”