by: Trish Williford Updated:
TENNESSEE - With a lot of tears and lots of hugs, 12 survivors of a deadly bus crash thanked the first responders and doctors who helped save their lives.
They traveled back to Tennessee Thursday, nine months after the crash, to say “thank you.”
Six members of Front Street Baptist Church died after a tire on their church bus blew on Interstate 40 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Marvin Boyer was one of the most critically injured patients and he just completed rehab.
He met the helicopter crew who kept him alive on his flight to UT Medical Center in Knoxville.
"We're very grateful. We give God the glory for sending the right people to us at the right time," said Boyer.
Several nurses, doctors and staff at the UT Medical Center were grateful they were able to touch and save so many lives.
The survivors plan to spend the week on a mission trip in East Tennessee.