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Family and friends welcome home ten year old Laurel burn victim

Burn Victim, Ashley Taylor meets firefighters who saved her life. Burn Victim, Ashley Taylor meets firefighters who saved her life.
LAUREL, MS (WDAM) -

A 10 year old Laurel girl was welcomed home Saturday afternoon at the Living Word Fellowship Church a month to the day after suffering severe burns in a fire at her home.

Ashley Taylor arrived home Friday after spending about a month at the Joseph M.Still Burn Center in Augusta Georgia. She suffered second and third degree burns on her lower back and legs in the fire that destroyed her families home on November, 3. Thanks to the efforts of several Laurel firefighters she was saved from the burning structure.

Although she will still need time to recover, Ashley's family say her spirits are high and they all are thankful to have her home and grateful to the firefighters who saved her life.

"I'm just grateful, blessed, and happy for her to be home.  I know she is also happy," said Kela Taylor, Ashley's Mother. "Before we got ready to leave the hospital she started crying and said I'm just glad to be coming back home."

A fund has been set up in Ashley's name at the Community Bank in Laurel.

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