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Brain-injured woman finally returns to St. Paul


ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) -- A St. Paul woman has returned home after spending five months recovering from a traumatic brain injury she suffered while skiing in Colorado.

Twenty-year-old Ellie Cizek fell into a coma after striking her head on a pole and a tree while skiing in Winter Park, Colo., last February. Cizek says that following the injury she didn't know where she was or why she was there.

The Kansas University sophomore spent a week in a coma, three weeks in the hospital and was transferred to a rehabilitation facility in Denver where she spent the following months learning the basics all over again.

Cizek tells KMSP-TV it feels like a dream to be back home.

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