Houston firefighter hero released from hospital

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HOUSTON, TX – It’s been six long months in a hospital bed for Captain Bill Dowling, since surviving the deadliest day in the history of the Houston Fire Department.

On May 31st, Captain Dowling braved the fire at a southwest Houston motel, when the roof collapsed, killing four of his colleagues.

Captain Dowling lost both of his legs and suffered brain damage so severe, he’s barely able to communicate.

Wednesday afternoon, his courage was honored as he left Memorial Hermann Hospital for the first time.

He’s a firefighter, he’s a hero, and just in time for the big holiday weekend, something to truly give thanks for.

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