Burn Victim Returns Home To Hero’s Welcome

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FLORENCE, Ala. (WHNT) - A Florence man get's a hero's welcome Monday afternoon.

Shane Green has been recovering in Birmingham for nearly two months after rescuing his children from a burning home.

Excitement built along Cox Creek Parkway as a crowd lined up to see Green.

“I wasn`t expecting him to make it though that day,” said Green’s niece Rachel Green.  “It`s been rough.  It has been rough.”

Finally Green gets out of the car, hailed as a hero by family and friends.

“He`s a miracle indeed,” said Rachel Green.

The moment proves to be a little overwhelming as a single tear rolls down his face but then a smile graces Green's face because this day is a day of celebration.

“I give God all the glory though,” said Green.  ”If it wasn`t for Him, I would have never made it.”

There will still be a long road of recovery ahead for the father of two.   Burns and scratches linger as evidence of that house fire.  A bandaged arm is the lasting injury but Green says rescuing his children was his only priority.

“After I got him out, I went and got my daughter, wrapped her up in a blanket and we came back out of the fire again and I climbed out the window with her,” said Green.

A decision he says he would make again to ensure the safety of his kids.

Green will undergo months of rehabilitation to help his hand.

Friday, a fundraiser will be held at Fun 2 B Fit on Cloverdale Road.  People can zumba for two hours for $20.00.