SPRING TWP., Pa. - Berks County's number one sports fan is going home, six weeks after an accident left him seriously injured.
Adam "Disco" Briscoe spoke out publicly for the first time Friday afternoon in a news conference prior to him leaving Reading Health Rehabilitation Hospital in Spring Township.
"I feel really, really good," Briscoe, sporting a red Philadelphia Phillies sweatshirt, told reporters at the hospital.
Briscoe spent more than three weeks at the rehab hospital and the three weeks before that at Reading Hospital, recovering from serious head injuries and a broken leg he suffered when he was struck by an SUV in Wyomissing on January 4. He woke from a coma 11 days later, on January 15, his dad's birthday.
"I'm just looking forward to being with my dad for a long time," he said.
During his stint at the hospital and rehab, hundreds of cards and gifts flooded in from Berks County and beyond.
"They care about me and they know me from sporting events," said Briscoe.
Briscoe has long been known by Reading Royals and Reading Fightin Phils fans, both young and old, for helping to lead them in cheering for their teams with his signature "Briscoe Disco" dance.
Briscoe was able to return to action for the first time last week, performing his famous moves during a Royals game at the Santander Arena.
"I'm going to be dancing this weekend at the Reading Royals," he said. "I'm looking forward to that."
"In true Berks County fashion, people's support has been extraordinary, and I'm glad to see that he's got such a support network around him," said Drew Bell, the Reading Royals president, who was also present for Briscoe's release.
More than $14,000 has been raised on a GoFundMe page set up by the Royals in January, quickly surpassing the initial $10,000 goal. The new goal is now $25,000. The money will be put toward Briscoe's medical expenses.
Briscoe said he's looking forward to his leg getting better.
"Once this heals, and I don't have to be on my walker, then I will be able to do all my moves again," he said.
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