Fire survivor Taty'Ana Hughes released from Indianapolis hospital
INDIANAPOLIS (WDRB) -- The 5-year-old New Albany girl who survived a fire that killed her three siblings was released from the hospital Friday.
WDRB was at the Indianapolis hospital to see Taty'Ana Hughes walk out with her family.
After two months in the hospital, Taty'Ana wants to go to DisneyWorld. And a Louisville group called 24/7 Hurt plans to make it happen.
This is the first time we've heard from the young girl, who says she was ready to go home.
"I did it by myself," Hughes said when asked how she packed her bags.
In January, she survived a fire in New Albany that killed her three siblings.
Authorities say 18-year-old Cody Cashion intentionally fired a flare gun into the home. He has been charged with three counts of murder and arson. Three other teens face charges in connection with the crime.
Taty'Ana will be welcomed home to New Albany on Saturday with a parade and will present an award to the fire department and firefighter who saved her.
Her mother says the focus now will be keeping her spirits up and making sure her health continues to improve.
"She knows a lot. She knows more than most people think, so I just gotta keep her going -- I don't want to exhaust her or anything -- we've got long days ahead of us," said Theresa Hughes.
The parade in New Albany will begin Saturday at 10 a.m., starting at the New Albany Library. It will end at the recreational center, where Taty'Ana and her siblings spent a lot of their time.
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