Eden Dadon, the 16-year-old who was seriously wounded in the number 12 bus line bombing in southeast Jerusalem this April, was finally released from Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital on Sunday in time for Jerusalem Day.
Upon her release from the hospital Dadon's medical status was classified as good, and she is now to start her rehabilitation process.
Dr. Eyal Hasidim of Hadassah's plastic surgery department said that Eden "arrived seven weeks ago with complex burns on a wide region of her upper and lower limbs and even on her face."
"She was on artificial respiration and put to sleep with anesthetics at the intensive care unit for several weeks, she was treated by the team with devotion due to the serious wounds. With the transfer to the plastic surgery department we focused on treatment of the burns, physical therapy and occupational therapy in order to heal her and return her vital mobility," said Hasidim.
The doctor predicted Dadon will successfully make a full recovery following her rehabilitation, adding, "she will be able to do everything in her life, whatever she chooses with no limitations."
Dadon regained consciousness in early May, two weeks after the bus bombing terror attack which inflicted serious damage to her breathing passages.
Dr. Akiva Nahshon showed the young terror victim the room in the intensive care unit where she was treated while she was still put to sleep on anesthetics.
"I accompanied you from the moment that MDA (Magen David Adom – ed.) evacuated you to the trauma unit, and today you are being released in excellent condition, in an impressive recovery," Nahshon told her.
"You went through a lot here, a large part you don't even remember, and from now on – keep your face forward."
"We got her back as a gift"
Dadon's mother Rachel, who was lightly wounded in the bus attack, visited each of the teams in the various departments of the hospital to bid farewell and thank them personally for the life-saving treatment given to her daughter.
While pushing her daughter's wheelchair from department to department, Rachel told the doctors, "we received Eden as a gift thanks to you, who would have believed it when she first arrived? You persevered with patience and it was always important to you to update us on her condition."
"I am happy that today she is starting a process of rehabilitation and I hope that she will also pass this stage well and that we will soon see her at home with God's help, may the path be short."
Eden was sent a personal video message by Lali Esposito, an Argentine pop star whose performance in Israel Eden was planning to see before the attack happened – the show took place a week after the bombing, when Eden was still unconscious.
In a moving gesture, the famous singer and actress sent a message of encouragement to her young fan, who has avidly followed her for years and dreamed of attending the concert.
The bus bombing, the first in the current wave of Arab terror, was committed by Abd al-Hamid Abu Srour, a 19-year-old from Al-Aida adjacent to Bethlehem in Judea.
Abu Srour's family revealed to Israeli media that they are wealthy and their 19-year-old Hamas terrorist son even had his own car; nevertheless his father said "only you Israelis" are guilty for the attack perpetrated by his son.
The terrorist was celebrated as a hero at an UNRWA facility housing the school he attended, but investigative journalist David Bedein revealed to Arutz Sheva that the Israeli press ignored the event, even as the Israeli government refuses to crack down on UNRWA's blatant terror incitement.