Noel Shannon Returns Home

A 23-year-old Walla Walla woman is back home after having a leg amputated following a tragic car accident.

Noel Shannon was welcomed home by family and friends last night after spending time at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle.

On July 5th, she was driving down a mountain near Milton-Freewater she she swerved to avoid hitting a deer.

As a result of the accident, her left leg had to be amputated from the knee down.

Despite all she's been through, Noel says it's just really good to be home.

"Oh man, it's great to be home, I can't wait to sleep in my own bed, eat a home cooked meal and just spend time with friends and faimly.  I love it, it's great, it's relaxing," she adds.

Noel says despite the challenges that await her, she's committed to achieving her goals and staying positive.

She also says she's grateful for the support and encouragement from the community.