But that was far from the only thing the Hancocks took in that afternoon. They arrived in Oakley to a new home paid for and custom-built by family members, the South Summit community and supporters from all over the state.
"When I came through the door, I was speechless. I didn't know what to think. I couldn't wait to get out of the hospital, being stuck in the same room for two months. I couldn't sleep at all last night. I just want to say thank you to everybody, most of you I don't even know. …" Porter said in a news release.
The one-story home was constructed within seven weeks. It has a rehabilitation room, a "hang-out" space for visitors, a handicap-accessible shower and decorated rooms for Porter, his mother and his sisters. Jill Hancock called it "overwhelming."
"It's amazing how they came together," she said. "Everybody pitched in."
Porter Hancock is still working on his rehabilitation process. Jill Hancock said he still has not seen significant progress in his lower extremities, but he has better function in his arms and is still working to use his fingers.