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7-Year-Old Girl Injured in Marathon Bombing Leaves Hospital

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

BOSTON (AP) — The younger sister of the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston Marathon bombings has been released from the hospital.

Her family said Thursday that 7-year-old Jane Richard, whose left leg was amputated below the knee, is in good spirits and looking forward to the next phase of recovery at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

Jane had 12 surgeries during the 39 days she was in the intensive care unit at Boston Children’s Hospital.

Her 8-year-old brother, Martin, was one of three people killed in the April 15 explosions at the marathon finish line. The entire family was within feet of the second blast.

The family said a Mass will be held in Martin’s memory on June 9, his birthday, at St. Ann Church in Boston’s Dorchester neighborhood.