You can tell from Tremont Seals’ neck brace that he's seen a lot. But, you can tell from his smile that whatever he's been through, he's going to be ok.
“He came a very long way,” said Tameka Jones, Tremont’s mother.
After watching fireworks on the 4th of July, Tremont, whose 8th birthday is on Monday, was hit by a car on Loring Avenue in Buffalo. The driver fled. Tremont was in critical condition with a serious head injury. For the past two months he's been in the hospital, most recently in Pittsburgh.
“When I was there, I didn't like it,” said Tremont.
“It's a relief. It's a relief to have him back home with his brothers and sisters,” said Jones.
Friday was his first day home and a welcome home party is set for Saturday.
“We just want people to see Tremont's progress and know that anything is possible,” added Jones.
The driver who hit Tremont is still out there. Tremont's family wants justice, but is more focused on recovery.
“I think I'm ok with it. I think I'm just happy that Tremont is here. I didn't have to plan a funeral. We just have to do therapy,” said Jones.
The Erie County District Attorney is demanding answers in this case.
“Someone saw something. Someone heard something. Someone knows something. And for this little boy’s sake, just call me up and tell me. Just call me up and let me know, so we can find out what happened here,” said District Attorney John Flynn.
Crime Stoppers is offering a $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.