Laura Lewis
After nearly six months in Atlanta following double-lung transplant surgery, Buddy Norris finally returned to his Shallotte home Saturday, May 16, where he is pictured in the porch swing with his wife, Amy.
Six months later: Lung transplant patient breathing easier upon happy homecoming

SHALLOTTE — Buddy Norris was definitely breathing easier.

Nearly six months after receiving double-lung transplant surgery and intensive follow-up treatment in Atlanta, the Shallotte sign-maker is finally back home.

Norris, 52, returned to his residence with his wife, Amy, this past Saturday, May 16, from Atlanta, where he had been living since undergoing surgery at Emory University Hospital just days before Thanksgiving last November.