Thursday, February 28, 2013
An exchange student who sustained a serious brain injury while attending Emporia State is returning to China.
Twenty-three-year-old Yali Huang was flown to a Wichita hospital in November after being struck by a Jeep while walking across a street.
After coming out of a 10-week coma, she's ready to be released. The family wanted to move her to a rehabilitation facility in Kansas, but her exchange student insurance doesn't cover that type of care. And the family was unable to find a facility that would take her.
The Emporia Gazette reports that she is returning Sunday with her mother and a nurse. Her family operates a convenience store in Shenzhen, a city in southern China.
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