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May 14, 2013 5:12 PM by NBC News

Boston bomb victim goes home

(WHDH) Boston Marathon bombing survivor Roseann Sdoia was discharged from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital on Tuesday.

Sdoia was escorted to her North End home by Boston firefighters, less than a month after being injured in the bombing that took part of her right leg.

"Just trying to see how everyday goes. I used to run -- I'm hoping that at some point through the prosthetics process I'll get back to running at some point," said Sdoia.

Doctors and nurses were on hand to say goodbye.

A Northeastern student who was by Sdoia's side Marathon Monday after the bombing was there as well. He put a tourniquet on Sdoia's leg, which helped save her life. He said he has seen her as a source of inspiration.

"Her attitude through it all -- she just like -- I don't think anyone could imagine going through what she's gone through and to see her just constantly have this uppy attitude it...it's super powerful," said Shores Salter.

Sdoia is staying strong for her own sake, as well, knowing the key to an emotional recovery is a positive attitude.

"Once it's happened, you just have to move forward because that's what it is. There's no way or no reason to look back and say, ‘Why did this happen' or just focus on the negative," said Sdoia.

Sdoia will be fitted for her prosthetic sometime later this month. She said she is going to take things day by day.

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