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Sister of boy killed at Boston Marathon released from hospital

By CNN Staff
updated 7:57 PM EDT, Thu May 23, 2013

(CNN) -- The sister of the boy killed in the April Boston Marathon bombings has been discharged from the hospital where she spent 39 days in intensive care, according to a family statement posted online.

Jane Richard, 7, who lost part of one leg in the second blast, was transferred from Boston Children's Hospital to a rehabilitation facility.

"While we remain devastated over Martin's death and all that has happened to us, Jane's determination for getting better is an inspiring source of strength for the entire family," the statement said.

The girl went through 12 surgeries, the posting said. One of those procedures involved preparing her left leg for a prosthetic below the knee.

In addition to Martin Richard, 8, two other people died in the double bombings and more than 260 were injured.

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