SANDY, Utah — Welcome home, Elder Wells.
Children did the advance work, excitedly running across, up and down the street to tie yellow ribbons to every tree, pole and mailbox.
Finally, after the energy and anticipation for his arrival continued to build for more than an hour, dozens of friends and family members gave Mason Wells a Mormon missionary homecoming to remember on Thursday afternoon, 37 days after two terrorist bombs seriously wounded him and three other missionaries at the Brussels airport.
They cheered as his father, Chad, pulled the family’s dark grey Honda Pilot up to their home with Wells in the front passenger seat and his mother, Kymberley, in the back. They cheered again as he hopped away from the vehicle on his right foot and sat in a wheelchair, bandages around his left foot, right hand and several fingers.
“You guys have been so incredible, incredible to me and my family,” Wells told more than 100 well-wishers, smiling broadly and wearing a University of Utah jacket. “I’m just really thankful for all the support. Love you guys!”
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