'I am so happy': Waukesha parade victim leaves rehab center after 4 months of recovery

’I am so happy’: Waukesha parade victim leaves rehab center after 4 months of recovery

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WAUKESHA, Wis. (CBS 58) -- A Waukesha Holiday Parade victim is going home Friday, March 18. Gregoria Perez spent four months recovering at a Waukesha rehab center. 

There were hugs, cheers and a lot of love for Perez as she walked out of Aria of Waukesha Rehabilitation.

She is one of many victims who were struck at the Waukesha Holiday Parade in November 2021 after a man drove his car through the parade path. Perez was walking with her church group. 

"I am so happy because I am back home with my family," Perez said. 

The Waukesha police and fire departments stopped by to grace her exit. 

Perez suffered a number of injuries, including a broken femur.

"It was a lot of pain. I didn’t move nothing, middle of February I started walking a little bit." 

She's been able stay strong with the help of caregivers and most importantly, her family.

"My husband comes every day to see me and my children, too." 

It's a new beginning for Perez and her loved ones. 

"God gave her another chance, another chance at life," Osvaldo Perez said. He is Gregoria's son.

For Gregoria, it's another chance to be a mom, sister, friend and wife.

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