By Bridget Murphy, Associated Press

BOSTON (AP) — Firefighters have escorted a Boston Marathon bombing victim from a hospital back to her Boston home.

North End resident Roseann Sdoia had an above-the-knee amputation of her right leg following trauma she suffered in the April 15 terrorist attack.

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Two Boston Fire Department engines and a ladder truck escorted the car Sdoia was in Tuesday as a friend drove her home from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital.

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Northeastern University student Shores Salter, who came out of the crowd and helped her with a tourniquet, called Sdoia the epitome of showing strength in the wake of the attack.

The 45-year-old thanked her rescuers, including a firefighter and police officer who helped her at the bombing scene, as she left the hospital.

Sdoia said she was excited to go home and move forward.

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