Boston Marathon Bombing Victim Leaves Hospital

BOSTON (AP) — A 29-year-old preschool teacher who lost most of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing left the hospital Monday, saying she was excited to head home to the Baltimore area so she could hug loved ones, eat steamed crabs and spend time with her students.

“I just want to sit on the floor with them and read them a story,” Erika Brannock said of students at Trinity Episcopal Children’s Center in Towson, Md.

The teacher said she’d already sent a video of herself to her students “to kind of introduce them to my new body.”

Brannock had her left leg amputated above her knee, suffered severe bone and tissue damage to her right leg and also sustained hearing damage. She’s had 11 surgeries and may need more, one of her doctors said before she left Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center for a flight home.

 

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