Toddler who survived Tennessee tornado gets to finally leave the hospital

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WBIR) — More than a month after suffering a head injury in a tornado, 2-year-old Harper Mynatt left a Knoxville hospital to be with her family.

“We never wanted to be here, but it’s been an amazing experience,” father Chad Mynatt said with Harper, his wife, Jill and their 6-month-old baby boy outside East Tennessee Children’s Hospital.

The hospital provided video of the Mynatts leaving the hospital, along with an interview of Chad recalling what Harper had been through.

She was admitted March 3 after the Mynatts, like dozens of other families in Putnam County, Tennessee, had their lives flung upside down by a fierce EF-4 twister. Nineteen people in the county died as a result of the storm, including several children.

It destroyed the Mynatts’ home. Chad and Jill were holding their children when the tornado hit.

Harper needed immediate attention for a skull injury.

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