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Jake Burnside, the only teenager to survive a crash in Fremont, is being moved to a rehabilitation center Tuesday. His family said the 16-year-old took a few steps and has been able to sit in a chair and speak with visitors.
Burnside was critically injured when the 66' Mustang he was riding in crashed in early June near Fremont. Tyler Walling, Trey Hansen, and Jackson Blick, all of Fremont, were killed in the crash.
According to a statement from Burnside's parents, the 16-year-old has had numerous visitors at the hospital; however, the biggest surprise was Creighton's Head Coach Doug McDermott and star basketball player Greg McDermott.
"Jake is in for a long haul at rehab," said Carter and Karen Burnside. "At this point, we don't know how long he will need the rehab. The doctors, nurses and support staff at Alegent Creighton Health Creighton University Medical Center have been incredible. They did a great job handling the emotional as well as the medical aspects of his care. They were caring, showed heartfelt sincerity and understood our issues. I can understand why this is one of the best facilities in the Midwest."
The Burnside family would like to thank the entire community for their thoughts and prayers. They ask that people continue to keep the other teenagers' families in our thoughts as well.