West Ottawa Teen Leaving Hospital After 100 Days of Recovery

WZZM 13) — A West Michigan athlete is getting ready to go home after 100 days at Mary Free Bed Rehabilitation Hospital. It’s been more than three months since the 16-year-old West Ottawa student was in a car crash that left him in critical condition.

It’s clear from Sam Smalldon’s last inpatient physical therapy session Thursday afternoon that he is in much better shape, moving and joking around, and he’s dedicated to continuing that progress.

“The fact that we got here is just a miracle in and of itself,” says his mother Jill Smalldon.

He’s been in recovery after suffering multiple skull fractures, two brain bleeds, as well as broken bones and bruises due to the crash this past September. CONTINUE