Tenn. city welcomes home girl who lost hand in UTV accident

PARSONS, Tenn. (WKRN) – A small west Tennessee city welcomed home a 14-year-old girl after she was released from the hospital following a UTV accident.

Chloe Monroe lost her hand on July 4 when she was riding the vehicle with her little sister and it flipped.

Chloe Monroe
Chloe Monroe

“My sister was, like, dangling. She still had her seat belt on so I just pulled her up and she just kind of crawled out,” the teen recalled to News 2 last week. “I looked down and I was like, ‘Oh my gosh, my arm is missing.’”

Chloe was finally released from the hospital Monday, and the people of Parsons, Tennessee, gave her a warm welcome home.

The sign at the ACE Hardware store off Tennessee Avenue said, “Welcome home Chloe Monroe #teamchloe.”

Another building in the city had a big, homemade sign hung from the porch that said “welcome home” with colorful designs painted all over it.

While at the hospital, 14-year-old Chloe underwent at least five surgeries. The beauty queen and Riverside High School dancer’s hand was unable to be saved.

A GoFundMe account has been set up to help the family with medical expenses.

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