BLACKSBURG, Va.—We have an update to a story we've been reporting on since January.
It's about a group of doctors, churches and neighbors, all stepping in to change one young girl's life.
We're talking about Haitian teenager Kethia Sirena's long road to recovery. That road for Kethia is about to take her back home to Haiti.
Kethia Sirena is 14 years old and a bit shy as the cameras roll.
Since arriving in January, we've been following Kethia's story of surgery, hard rehab and recovery.
On this day, staff and family at LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery gather to say goodbye to the girl from Haiti.
Blacksburg missionaries brought Kethia from Port-Au-Prince after learning she'd been living with her arm fused to her body. Burned badly in a kitchen fire when she was three.
Then strangers from the New River Valley, disguised as missionaries and doctors, stepped in to help. Successfully and for free, separating the arm from the body.
"I think mentally she's ready now to go and physically she's ready to go. I think she has more rehab to go," said Dr. David Berry of LewisGale Hospital at Montgomery. "Her arm's not perfect and i think going back is going to be a big shock for her, I think she'll be a bit of celebrity."
After nearly four months, Kethia's been told she's well enough to go back to her home in Haiti.
Doctors say Kethia is scheduled to fly out this coming Monday.
There will be no rehab in Haiti.