BRICE PRAIRIE, Wis. -- It's been almost six months since Holmen High School student Ben Fiers nearly lost his life in a car crash and Monday night, he got a chance to meet the people that were there to save his life.

The Brice Prairie First Responders hosted Ben, giving them a chance to meet him under better circumstances.

Ben says he doesn't remember anything from the accident or a few months after, but through all his rehab, he hasn't forgotten his character. "I'm always pushing, they're not pushing me. I have to make them push me," says Fiers.

"We don't get a lot of follow up on any of our patients, good or bad, and to have him be able to walk in on his own is just amazing," says President of the Brice Prairie First Responders Chris O'Hearn.

Along with meeting the first responders, paramedics from tri-state ambulance, and the 9-11 dispatcher that night, Ben and his family were presented with a more than $8,000 check. Most of the money was collected through fundraisers and Thrivent Financial matched one dollar for every $3 raised.