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Town of Argos welcomes home teen injured in crash


After a horrific car crash in April, 15-year-old Courtney DeMont's family didn't think she'd survive.

Now, she's defying the odds and coming home to Argos following months in the hospital.

Rocking her black and white sunglasses and flanked by her friends, Courtney DeMont WALKED to downtown Argos to a mass of people who all came out to cheer her on.

"It's more to support her and show that people around here do care. It's such a small town, to see how we can come together and support a big cause like this," says Sydney Miller of Argos.

In April, the Jeep Courtney was riding in with two friends, flipped. In a coma for about a month, doctors said her chances for survival were dismal.

"I was terrified. I was very upset. It really hit home," says Kirsten Ganshorn of Argos.

Now, she's proving them wrong by walking, talking, and being back at home.

"I can remember the first reports that I'd gotten that there was a very small chance that she'd come out of surgery and you just continued to see things change and her progress," says Jason Osborn of Argos.

Signs, balloons, and a police escort, Courtney had no idea her homecoming would be anything like this.

"I was just so surprised at how many people there were and like the fire trucks and everything, it was awesome. Thank you guys so much!" says Courtney.

It was Courtney who led her hometown in a balloon release, recognizing how far she's come, and how much work is still ahead.

"It was just an absolute miracle and not many times in our lives do we get to witness miracles and here we are," says Osborn.

Miller says "She showed us that miracles do happen because she's here."

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