Child With Severe Burns Returns Home From Hospital

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A six month old is home with his family after nearly a month in Nationwide Children’s Hospital.

The family of six month old Hunter Hammons says he was severely burned by a caregiver on January 17, 2014.

The six month old was released from Nationwide Children’s Hospital on Thursday.

10TV spent time with Hunter and his family at their Mount Vernon home on Friday.

Hunter's paternal grandfather, Garry Hammons, says they are thankful to have him home.

“It is just a blessing to have him here,” said Hunter’s grandfather, Garry Hammons. “He is doing extremely well. Typical six-month old, you know, playing checking new things out."

Hammons says it was a very different story last month when Hunter was rushed to Nationwide Children's Hospital.

They say he suffered third and fourth degree burns on his leg and second degree burns on his arm.

His left leg had to be amputated from the knee down.

Hammons says none of this affected Hunter's spirit.

"You look into these beautiful eyes and you see strength, and love, and hope," said Hammons

The family says Hunter's spirit, and the support received by both Nationwide Children's Hospital and the Ronald McDonald house, got them through Hunter's many surgeries.

And Hammons says it will give them strength as they continue with his rehabilitation.

"That and faith is what kept us going and will keep us going,” said Hammons.

Mount Vernon Police are investigating this case.

So far, no one has been charged.