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Aaron Morrison is back to smiling, telling jokes and sharing heartfelt sentiments.
Morrison, the staff photographer for The Lancaster News and Carolina Gateway, had been under intense medical care since he was seriously injured in a July 15 auto accident.
On Tuesday, Aug. 20, he paid a visit to his TLN coworkers.
“I really miss you guys,” Morrison told staff members during a drop-in with his father, Bill Morrison.
The impromptu visit caused a number of coworkers to shed tears. Even Morrison started to get emotional.
Morrison said he wants to thank everyone in Lancaster County and beyond for their thoughts, well wishes and prayers.
Morrison, 37, suffered life-threatening head injuries and remained in a coma for days at Carolinas Medical Center in Charlotte following a July 15 wreck in which he was rear-ended by a BMW in Ballantyne, N.C.
Nicholas Michael Borden, 31, of Indian Land, the driver of the BMW, faces charges of driving while intoxicated, reckless driving to endanger and felony serious injury by vehicle.
Over the last few weeks, Morrison has been going through therapy at a CMC rehabilitation center. Family and friends have remarked on his improvement.
Morrison is now living in Blythewood with his father. He will undergo outpatient therapy at a medical facility there.
His goal is to eventually resume his photographer duties at The Lancaster News, where he’s worked since 2006.
Cards and letters may be sent to Aaron Morrison, c/o The Lancaster News, P.O. Box 640, Lancaster, SC 29721.
A bank account at Founders Federal Credit Union has been established to assist Morrison and his family with medical costs. Anyone can donate money to the account, which is called the Aaron Morrison Hospital Fund.
Contact reporter Jesef Williams at (803) 283-1152