HOUSTON (KTRK) --We have a happy update about Noah Fulmer, the 8-year-old J.J. Watt fan who was injured in a New Year's Eve crash on Matagorda Beach.
If you remember, Noah was celebrating with family on Matagorda Beach Jan. 31 when the DPS says a driver plowed through the parking lot, hitting vehicles and Noah, along with two younger siblings and his stepfather. Noah's parents say he actually pushed his siblings aside, absorbing much of the impact.
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As EMTs treated Noah, his parents say they had to cut the number 99 jersey he was wearing at the time. A family member would later tweet, trying to connect with Watt, and it worked.
That is terrible, is he ok?— JJ Watt (@JJWatt) January 3, 2017
Tell him I'll bring him a new jersey tomorrow. https://t.co/jSYhbhxU1H
On Jan. 2, Watt tweeted his concern for Noah and a pledge to deliver the new football jersey.
When Noah's mother, Maria Garza heard, she was thrilled telling Eyewitness News,"I started screaming, JJ Watt is gonna come see my baby. He's gonna boost his confidence."
Sure enough, Watt stopped by Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital. He gave Noah a new jersey, which helped to put a smile on his face.
Noah's family told ABC13 that Noah was released from the hospital Tuesday. He was also welcomed home with a Texans cake.
His aunt said Noah will be able to walk in about five or six months and will be home schooled until he is ready to return to school.
The driver in the crash was arrested on a charge of reckless driving.