Israeli Leaves Hospital After Months in Coma From Hamas Rocket

After two months in a coma, gravely injured from Hamas rocket fire, Yulia Zalotsky was able to return home from the hospital, Ynet reported.

The 44-year old Holon resident was making her way from work on May 11 when a Hamas rocket crashed directly into a bus Zalotsky was standing near, sending a large chunk of shrapnel into her left leg.

Zalotsky was rushed to the hospital, having lost a dangerous amount of blood. Doctors were forced to amputate her left leg, and she underwent 13 surgeries.

She was in a coma for two months, and doctors warned her chances for survival were slim. Three weeks ago, she opened her eyes.

This week, she was able to return home to her family, and is preparing to begin physical therapy to be able to walk again using a prosthetic leg.

“I did not believe I would ever be released from the hospital,” Zalotsky said. “It’s clear to me that I still have a long way to go, but I am full of hope.

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