After spending 109 days recovering from life-threatening injuries, the last survivor of the Asiana Airlines crash was released Tuesday from San Francisco General Hospital.
The woman, whose name is not being released at the request of her family, had suffered severe intestinal injuries in addition to a spinal cord injury that has left her paralyzed. She also underwent nearly 30 surgeries, including neurosurgery, and skin grafts to repair extensive burns.
“This hospital saved her life,” said Dr. Margaret Knudson, Chief of Surgery, who performed 21 of the surgeries. “She’s one of the sickest patients I’ve ever cared for in my career.”
Though she is no longer in the hospital, the woman will not be able to return home just yet. She will be continuing her recovery at a local rehabilitation facility.