(WXYZ) - Steven Utash’s son Joe is speaking to 7 Action News about his father and says the man that was severely beaten is slowly getting his memory back and is finally home after 6 weeks of medical care.
On Thursday afternoon, Steven was released from the DMC Rehabilitation Institute and is under the care of his fiancee at his home in Macomb County. This is the first time he's been out of the hospital since April 2 when Utash was beaten by a mob of men after getting out of his work pick-up truck to help a 10-year-old boy he accidentally hit when the child darted into traffic on the city’s east side.
Doctors say Utash sustained trauma to the head and immediately after the attack was placed in a medically induced coma. Two weeks later and a day after a city wide Night of Healing spurred by the attacks on Utash, the tree trimmer woke from the coma and began his road to recovery.
Joe didn’t grant Action News an interview at his father’s request. His dad is telling family members he doesn’t want the attention and he’s no rock star.
But Joe did say his father is grateful for all the support, prayers and money raised to help with his medical costs. A check of the fund to help Utash shows it has grown to $186,000, with people still donating money as of this week.