VIDEO: Channel 7 family sends 'Get Well' tribute to Dave Rexroth following fireworks accident

(WXYZ) - We're really family here at Channel 7! When someone we work with is hurting, we all want to do what we can to make it better. So, we decided to come up with a way to lift the spirits of WXYZ Chief Meteorologist Dave Rexroth following the fireworks accident that resulted in the loss of his eye.

Our team banded together to put together a special video that really shows how much we love and care for him. The idea was simple, each colleague would get to show Dave three words of their choice. We first sent the video tribute to Dave as a personal video only. We only decided to post it after he gave his permission.

We hope you enjoy the video and we're also making it possible for you to send your messages in three words by photo or video. Just email your messages at


Dave says he is so thankful for viewers' well wishes and that the kind words from everyone in Detroit and across southeast Michigan have given him strength during this time.

He spoke on 7 Action News Friday about his ordeal.

He was injured while vacationing with his family in Iowa City, Iowa in a fireworks accident, which happened on July 4. 

Dave underwent surgery where doctors removed his eye and prepared it for a prosthetic fitting.

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