Detroit boy diagnosed with flesh-eating disease back home after amputation, months in the hospital

Posted at 10:15 PM, Dec 16, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-16 22:15:26-05

A 12-year-old Detroit boy who was diagnosed with a rare, flesh-eating disease and forced to have his leg amputated, is back home after spending months in the hospital.

Dakarai Moore, Jr. was diagnosed with Necrotizing Fasciitis in August and had the amputation shortly after the diagnosis.

He spent nearly four months at Children's Hospital before returning home on Friday.

His father says his Dakarai is by far the best example of strength and courage he's ever seen. As for Dakarai, he's quick to focus on the positive, which included visits from Detroit Tiger's pitcher Matt Boyd and Lions' punter Sam Martin. He was even able to FaceTime with Golden Tate.