Brain Injury Survivor Returns Home After Seven Months in Hospital

(KERO) — After spending months in the hospital recovering from a traumatic brain injury sustained during a car crash, a local MMA fighter is back home.

It’s been seven months since Matthew Freels was first hospitalized with an injury that left him nearly comatose, his recovery long and ongoing.

Back in March, Freels was making his way back home from a mixed martial arts tournament out of town. While it was late he had a wedding to attend the next morning, so he was determined to make the drive. CONTINUE