On Wednesday, Lyon wore a Methow Valley Ranger District hat, black jacket and gloves over his hands, at times appearing a bit nervous before the cameras and reporters after his ordeal.
“It’s hard for me to believe myself that I’m here today,” he said.
Lyon spent two months in the intensive-care unit of the UW Medicine Burn Center at Harborview and another month in regular care. The surgeries helped heal the third-degree burns that covered nearly 70 percent of Lyon’s body. …
Since he was hurt, Lyon has been flooded with well-wishes, including cards, letters and emails from people across the state and around the world.
His parents, Dan and Barbara Lyon, of Puyallup, who joined him at the news conference, said they were pleased to finally see their son go home.
“He’s taught us that anything is possible,” said Dan Lyon Sr. “With hard work, anything’s possible.”