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Clayton man severely injured in Spain returns home

Posted August 1, 2011 7:06 a.m. EDT

— A 21-year-old Clayton man hospitalized in Spain in a coma, is back on U.S. soil Monday morning after a community rallied to bring him home.

Cory Harrison suffered massive head trauma in a fall two months ago while he was working abroad.

The family's insurance company refused to pay to fly him home to be rehabilitated.

After a Facebook campaign, an anonymous donor came forward with a check that would more than cover the cost of the trip, which was estimated to run up $80,000.

Harrison arrived at Raleigh-Durham International Airport around 6 a.m. Monday.

His father, Gary Harrison, said friends have helped secure a spot for his son at WakeMed's rehab facilities.