After close to a month at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital recovering from injuries, MBTA Officer Richard Donahue will be heading home.
A bullet severed Donohue’s femoral artery when he was caught in a shootout with Boston bombing suspects, brothers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. He suffered tremendous blood loss, went into cardiac arrest and had surgeries on both legs. Now, a two months later, nerve damage causes pain; at times so severe it wakes him at night.
Donohoue has been progressing, though, and will depart Spaulding at 10:30 a.m. tomorrow, guided by his family, clinical team and members of the MBTA police officers.