After 11 months of treatment at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital & Medical Center Derek Thomas returned home to San Diego on July 19, 2011.
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Derek Thomas celebrates arrival in Burn Unit with family and Burn staff after 4.5 months in Burn ICU.
Celebrating Christmas at West Hills Hospital with Santa.
Derek Thomas taking first steps with Physical Therapist Sandy Moss and Aide Eric Kieffer.
Derek brings Smokey up to his room during the Dozer BBQ.
Firefighter's Quest For Burn Survivors visit Derek Thomas at the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital.
Derek with Lead Surgeon, Dr. Peter Grossman and Physician's Assistant, Kurt Richards.
Derek Thomas walks out of West Hills Hospital with parents after 11 months, Grossman burn nurses and staff and family cheers him on.
Derek with Dr. Peter Grossman at his farewell party.
Derek with Grossman burn nurse Trish Slaten.
Derek Thomas' Press Conference on day of his release. Beverly Gilmore, President & CEO of West Hills Hospital, Dr. Peter Grossman, Grossman Burn Center Medical Director and Derek's Lead Surgeon, and WHH Specialists.
Derek and parents, Paula and Randy Thomas wave goodbye to West Hills Hospital.
OR Burn staff with Derek at WHH reception.
West Hills Hospital and Beverly Gilmore celebrate Derek's accomplishments with a reception.
Kelli Rix, Nursing Director welcomes Derek back.
The burn nurses and staff welcome Derek as he returns to the Grossman Burn Center at West Hills Hospital for his one week follow-up appointment.