Final marathon bombing victim to leave hospital

A running shoe and US flag are part of a memorial on the Boston Marathon route on April 18, 2013 in Boston.  Credit: Getty Images
A running shoe and U.S. flag are part of a memorial on the Boston Marathon route. Credit: Getty Images

A preschool teacher who lost a leg in the Boston Marathon bombings was set to be released from the hospital Monday, the final patient injured in the blasts.

Erika Brannock, 29, of Towson, Md., has been treated at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, among the 264 people wounded in the April 15 explosions that also left three people dead.

Brannock and her sister, Nicole Gross of Charlotte, N.C., were waiting at the finish line to watch their mother complete the race.

Brannock’s left leg was amputated above the knee, and she also suffered broken bones in her right leg. She is expected to return to the Baltimore area for additional treatment.

On Sunday, hundreds of supporters took part in a race to raise money for Brannock’s recovery.

Gross, 31, broke both legs and severed an Achilles tendon. Her husband, Michael, suffered burns.

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