A four-year-old Weston boy has been released from the hospital, after being involved in a deadly car crash. On Monday, doctors, family and friends celebrated a day that's been months in the making.
Just three months ago, Jordan Dixon was in critical condition. Wausau police say his father, Michael Dixon, was driving and died in a crash on Thomas Street back in March.
Jordan had brain surgery and doctors said his recovery would be tough, but now, it's a much different story.
"He's doing really well, beating all odds in a timely fashion," said Jordan Dixon's mother Natalie Fletcher.
After months of physical and speech therapy, Jordan's mother says he's almost back to the way he was before the crash, and his doctor's say they're pleased with his progress.
"Now he's walking all over, starting to jump starting to climb stairs," said St. Joseph's Hospital Physical Therapist Kate Bennett.
Supporters threw Jordan a going-home party at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield.
"I never expected it to come, I never thought it would actually be here," Fletcher told Newsline 9.
With a big smile, Jordan was ready to say good-bye, but not before digging into presents. Jordan's medical team says he's really touched them during his time at the hospital.
"He's been happy and sweet and curious and interactive the whole time. He has a smile that melts your heart," Bennett added.
Jordan's mother says she will miss the people who gave her son life a second chance at life.
"He really has made an impact on everybody. They always want to see him, everybody knows his name," said Fletcher.
So, as the four-year-old gets ready to go home, Jordan is sure to stay with hospital staff for a long time, both in their minds and in their hearts.
Jordan Dixon's mother said he'll have to continue physical therapy once he's home.