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Beaten Deerfield teen released from ICU

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

DEERFIELD, FL (WFLX) - After 41 days in the pediatric intensive care unit in Broward General hospital, Josie Lou Ratley has been moved to the rehabilitation center.

Josie's family is in the process of moving her to a rehabilitation facility where she will have occupational, physical and speech therapies. The consequences of the injuries she sustained from being brutally attacked March 17 at Deerfield Beach Middle School will not be known for several years.

Josie's family says this is just another step in her very long recovery. They hope one day she will walk and talk on her own.

The family is also greatful for the hospital staff and the thousands of people from the community who have rallied around them during this time. More events have been planned to continue supporting Josie and her family.

For information on those events or to contribute to Josie's Fund, click here.

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