By Outer Banks Voice on May 18, 2021
The best news first. Tatum Love is back home. The First Flight High School junior, who was very seriously injured in a Jan. 26 car accident, has just returned to the Outer Banks after a courageous and determined fight to recover that included multiple surgeries and a stint at the renowned Shepard Center in Atlanta, known for its expertise in traumatic brain injury.
Throughout that journey, posts made on the Caring Bridge site kept friends, well-wishers and the broader community updated on Tatum’s hard-won progress without ignoring the formidable challenges posed by that struggle.
In an email, Tatum’s parents, Lorrie and Billy Love, expressed their joy at having Tatum back home and noted that she will continue with her therapy there. They also wanted to be sure to let people know that “Our family is so grateful and appreciative of everything this community is and has done for us and on our behalf.”