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Marathon victim's younger sister transferred to rehab hospital

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BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- The younger sister of marathon bombing victim Martin Richard was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital Thursday.

Jane Richard's family says the 7-year-old was discharged from Boston Children's Hospital after spending 39 days in the intensive care unit. During her stay, Jane underwent 12 surgeries.

"Jane is in good spirits and looking forward to beginning the next phase of her recovery," says the Richard family in a statement.

Jane, who lost part of her left leg in the April 15 attack, was transferred to Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital. Her family says her stay in the rehab hospital will begin "the new normal" for them.

"While we remain devastated over Martin's death and all that has happened to us, Jane's determination for getting better is an inspiring source of strength for the entire family," says the family.

The family plans to hold a Mass at the Saint Ann Church in Dorchester in honor of Martin on what would have been his 9th birthday, June 9.

Martin was one of three people killed when two bombs exploded near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. Police also allege the accused marathon bombers killed MIT police officer Sean Collier prior to a shoot out in Watertown on April 18.

Tamerlan Tsarnaev, the alleged bombing mastermind, died after he was shot by police and run over by his younger brother.

Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was captured in Watertown on April 19, remains at FMC Devens.

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