Cheerleader gets welcome home parade, returns to field after double leg amputation

A teen girl who had both of her legs amputated after a car she was riding in was hit by an alleged drunk driver received a hero’s welcome home after spending nearly three months in the hospital.

Sarah Frei, 17, of Syracuse, Utah, was surprised by her doctors, nurses, physical therapists and the University of Utah cheerleading squad when she left the Craig H. Neilsen Rehabilitation Hospital in Salt Lake City on Oct. 14.

The hospital staff and cheerleaders lined the hospital’s exit to say goodbye to Sarah, who underwent 20 surgeries after the Aug. 1 crash, in which the car she was riding in with three friends was hit head-on.

Once Sarah left the hospital, she was welcomed home with a police-escorted parade that saw dozens of her family, friends and high school classmates lining the streets.

“I didn’t realize how big it could be,” Frei told “Good Morning

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