Sophia Garabedian, 5, who was diagnosed with EEE earlier this month, may be leaving hospital beds and returning to the comfort of her home in the next few weeks, according to her GoFundMe page.
SUDBURY – A 5-year-old girl diagnosed with the Eastern equine encephalitis virus earlier this month may be allowed to return home in a few weeks.
A GoFundMe page created to raise money for Sophia Garabedian's care reported on Saturday that family members were told by doctors that she may be returning to the comfort of her own home in the next couple of weeks, as she continues to “show signs of improvement.”
Upon arriving back to Sudbury, Garabedian will undergo outpatient therapy five days a week, according to the page.
Garabedian was released from Boston Children’s Hospital on Sept. 20 and has since been recovering at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital and continuing to undergo “intense therapies,” according to her GoFundMe page.
The page was launched by family friend Debbie Moynihan on Sept. 9 after Sophia was rushed to the hospital on Sept. 3 and diagnosed with EEE on Sept. 6. More than $188,000 of the page’s $200,000 goal has been raised since it was launched.
To help Sophia, donate to Gofundme.com/f/HelpSophiaBeatEEE.
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