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7 year old Bossier burn victim back home

Brooks is going to physical therapy twice a week, and is expected to make a full recovery. Brooks is going to physical therapy twice a week, and is expected to make a full recovery.
BOSSIER PARISH, LA (KSLA) -

The Bossier Parish boy badly burned in a campfire last month is back home, and his family sat down with KSLA News 12 in an exclusive interview one day after leaving the hospital. 

Brooks Prewitt, 7, walked out of the University Health Shreveport Burn Unit on Monday after spending more than 3 weeks recovering from burns on roughly 35% of his body. 

"We are having to figure it out, day by day," says Brooks' Dad Kyle Prewitt. 

Officials say some accelerant spread from a deer campfire onto his hands and legs during a camping trip back on October 12th. 

"Seeing him progress by leaps and bounds each day is helping us to heal. Watching him heal I guess is making us heal," says Prewitt. 

Brooks is going to physical therapy twice a week, and is expected to make a full recovery. 

While he was in the hospital gifts and keepsakes were donated, with some even coming from the cast of Duck Dynasty and The Drew Brees Foundation. 

"I can't believe how this community has wrapped their arms around us and the family, and has made us feel apart, and showed us how much they do care," says Prewitt. 

Close to $6 thousand dollars was also raised last week at a donation cook-out hosted by the Bossier City and Benton Firefighters. 

Brooks may be a man of few words, but he has written Thank You letters to those people who have donated. 

If you would like to donate to the Prewitt Family, you can go to Barksdale Federal Credit Union and tell them you want to donate to the "Brooks Prewitt" Benefit. 

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