3 It's been nearly five months since a local high school football standout was seriously hurt in a bad crash. Last October -- 16-year-old Aubrey Thompson suffered severe head trauma and has been recovering ever since. Today -- he's coming home. Channel 4's Erica Rakow is joining us LIVE from Fruit Cove -- where a special event is planned. AUBREY AND HIS FAMILY ARE EXPECTED TO BE BACK IN FRUIT COVE AROUND 4:30 OR 5:30 THIS AFTERNOON. THE COMMUNITY HAS BEEN INVITED TO HELP GIVE HIM A WARM WELCOME HOME BY LINING THE STREET HERE. 3 00-05TODAY'S THE DAY AUBREY THOMPSON'S FAMILY, FRIENDS AND COACHES HAVE BEEN PRAYING ABOUT FOR MONTHS.Darrell Sutherland/Teacher/Coa ch Bartram Trail High School 3:10 I am anxious to get to see him and I am really amazed by how the community has rallied around him and his family. It really speaks volumes to the faith and love in our community.AUBREY HAS SPENT THE LAST SEVERAL MONTHS IN HOSPITALS AND IN REHAB .. HE SUFFERED A SEVERE BRAIN INJURY AFTER BEING THROWN FROM A VEHICLE IN A TRAFFIC CRASH NEAR HIS SCHOOL, BARTRAM TRAIL HIGH. BUT THE LONG DIFFICULT JOURNEY IS WINDING DOWN FOR THE 3-SPORT VARSITY ATHLETE.. AND TODAY, HE'LL BE COMING HOME TO FRUIT COVE.1:30 I love Aubrey and I am thrilled to see how he continues to make progress and see how God is working in his life. But I can also tell you that I am just so amazed by his parents faith. And have been inspired by the way they have handled the situation.FRIENDS HAVE ORGANIZED A WAY FOR PEOPLE TO HELP GIVE AUBREY A WARM WELCOME HOME..THE ANNOUNCEMENT HAS MADE ITS WAY THROUGH SOCIAL MEDIA.. THEY'RE ASKING PEOPLE TO GREET HIM THIS AFTERNOON BY LINING THE WEST SIDE OF STATE ROAD 13 FROM THE JULINGTON CREEK BRIDGE TO ROBERTS ROAD.:49 We are all very excited to see him. We have all been amazed at the daily miracles since the accident and we are so encouraged to see his faith and his family's faith. 3 IF YOU PLAN ON COMING OUT, THEY'RE ASKING YOU LINE UP ON THE SAME SIDE OF THE ROAD AS THE SONIC RESTAURANT WITH WELCOME HOME BANNERS, SIGNS, JERSEYS AND ANYTHING ELSE MEANINGFUL TO AUBREY.