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Published April 10, 2013, 08:45 PM

Minnesota community welcomes home teen after 200-day hospital stay

The Brooks, Minnesota community gathered tonight to welcome home a teen recovering from a deadly illness. Friends and family patiently waited for Mickala Morinville's return home - her first trip back in about eight months.

The Brooks, Minnesota community gathered tonight to welcome home a teen recovering from a deadly illness. Friends and family patiently waited for Mickala Morinville's return home - her first trip back in about eight months.

Rushed to the hospital last september, the 16-year-old was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress syndrome. There was fluid buildup in her lungs causing organ failure. Mickala's family and friends followed her journey on the caring bridge website and after 200 days in the hospital, she's finally home. There were more than 60 people there to welcome Mickala back home.

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