After being hospitalized for months due to injuries suffered upon being struck by a van last summer, 5-year-old Shania Shockey returned Tuesday to Washington County and her family.
A spokeswoman at the Kennedy Krieger Institute in Baltimore said Shania was released from the facility Tuesday. Shania underwent extensive rehabilitation for severe head injuries she suffered on July 21, the day she was struck by a van behind her home at 50 E. Baltimore St.
Bill Heise, Shania's father, said the family will be having a welcome home/birthday party for the girl Sunday. Shania turns 6 on Thanksgiving Day.