Photographer returns to newsroom six months after traumatic accident

News photographer returns back to work after being hit by a car

WAXAHACHIE -- Six months after he was hit and nearly killed by a car while jogging in Waxahachie, newspaper photographer Scott Dorsett returned to the newsroom.

His wife, Johnna Dorsett, was at his side.

"I guess [the accident] sparked something in all of us," Johnna said. "And the whole community and prayers started and he started getting better."

While Scott fought for his life, the community he's photographed since 1979 came to his support. Football players played with his initials on their helmets. Cheerleaders held signs and the community prayed that this day would come.

"He likes to be behind the scenes all the time and that's what's kind of amazing," his wife said. "He never thought that in a million years ... that he had the support that he has out there."

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Johnna will be the first to tell you they're not in the clear. Her husband suffered a traumatic brain injury and there's no timeline or end to his recovery. He's relearning to walk, talk and write.

But even in this tragedy, there's so much good news. Doctors say his brain is as sharp as ever and that his body is taking to treatment.

"You get bad news and you don't know what's going to happen from one day to the next and then you get a video of him walking and you're just crying some more," Johnna  said.

In the last six months, the newsroom has seen sad tears and tears of joy as their beloved coworker builds up the strength to, hopefully, one day return to work for good. 

Copyright 2016 WFAA


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