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Snowstorm Good Samaritan released from hospital

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Kelly Garner (left) spoke with the media before being released from UAB today. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC Kelly Garner (left) spoke with the media before being released from UAB today. Source: Clare Huddleston/WBRC
Kelly Garner left the hospital on Thursday, 23 days after he went missing during the Jan. 28 snow storm. Source: WBRC video Kelly Garner left the hospital on Thursday, 23 days after he went missing during the Jan. 28 snow storm. Source: WBRC video
Garner has been doing physical therapy at the Spain Park Rehabilitation Center at UAB. Source: WBRC video Garner has been doing physical therapy at the Spain Park Rehabilitation Center at UAB. Source: WBRC video
Garner said he is looking forward to resting when he gets home, and continuing his physical therapy. Source: WBRC Garner said he is looking forward to resting when he gets home, and continuing his physical therapy. Source: WBRC
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

The Good Samaritan who went missing during last month's snowstorm is heading home from UAB Hospital.

Kelly Garner was helping stranded drivers on Highway 31 during the Jan. 28 snow and ice storm when he somehow ended up in a ravine near the Vestavia Hills Library.

His two teenage sons and neighbors searched all night for him and finally found him on the morning of Jan. 29. He was in critical condition for several days.

Doctors were surprised that Garner survived the cold and didn't have any frost bite. He did suffer a broken back, several broken ribs and a head injury.

Garner spent two weeks in the trauma unit and the last nine days at the Spain Park Rehabilitation Center at UAB. He says he doesn't remember anything about the fall and family members have pieced together the puzzle for him.

Garner said Thursday that he's been overwhelmed by the support he received from around the world.

"It's been a trying time but I've had a lot of great prayer requests and a lot of prayer chains around the world and I've heard from people in lots of places and it's been phenomenal having heard from many folks who have experienced something through me because of what I went through," Garner said.

When asked what he plans to do whe he gets home, Garner answered that he plans to rest and continue his physical therapy.

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