Saul Raisin's parents will be taking him home to the US, they announced on his website, saulraisin.com. "Saul is strong enough to move home and we have started the ball rolling." They have a medical air ambulance lined up to bring him to a rehab centre in the Atlanta area. They try to look to the future optimistically, saying, "Saul is improving every day. He is sitting, walking with help, eating, and whispering. All the people here in France have been great to us and especially to Saul. Saul still has a long hard road to travel, but we all know he can do it."
Earlier they reported that the respirator has been removed, hopefully permanently, and that "Saul is sitting in a chair for short times and talking a little. He told us he does not like it here and he is hungry. Saul is still very confused and will be for a while." Because of the coma, he had an infection in his left lung, which is now "a lot better."