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Survivor of house explosion returns home

By Donovan Hill, KTVM Reporter, dhill@ktvm.com
Published On: Jan 30 2013 02:58:10 PM MST
Updated On: Jan 28 2013 05:21:46 PM MST
House Explosion Survivor
BUTTE, Mont. -

Landing at the Bert Mooney Airport in Butte, Laura Lee Sheehan was greeted by her friends and family at the gate.

"You know it's been five months and my burns are pretty much all healed and I just have to have one more surgery back in Bozeman to fix my right shattered leg, but I'm just really happy to be home," said Sheehan.

On Sunday, September 2 the town of Harrison was rocked by a house explosion.

Sheehan was inside the home at the time of the explosion.

After neighbors had dug her out of the rubble, Sheehan’s world would be changed forever.

On Saturday Sheehan returned to Montana after spending five months inside of a Utah burn center.

Friday night Sheehan had the opportunity of a life time to meet her favorite singer George Strait, and see him perform live on stage.

"It was great, my sister-in-law and I did a meet and greet and had our purses signed by him," said Sheehan.

Now Sheehan plans to focus all of her time back on recovering from the horrible explosion that almost claimed her life in September, being sure to take nothing for granted.

"From here I’ll just keep on getting better and stronger and be happy to be with my friends and family," Sheehan concluded.