Lizzy Scotland, daughter of Rev. John Scotland of Brigantine Presbyterian Church has been released from the hospital, according to her father and a spokesman for Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. This story update was reported in the Boston Globe on Sunday, June 1. The 22-year-old Scotland was seriously injured last month when she fell down an elevator shaft on May 16 at Fenway Park.
From the Boston Globe:
Scotland was released from the hospital Thursday, and her father said Saturday that she had been moved to a rehabilitation hospital in Boston. “She is improving every day. Making great progress,” said John Scotland in a phone interview. “We’re very hopeful of her condition, and hopeful that she will make a really, really great recovery.”
It is too early to say whether Scotland will make a full recovery, but she is able to communicate enough to tell her parents if she is in pain or not, he said. Improving her communication will be part of her rehabilitation.
“I just want to reiterate how grateful we are to the firemen, the EMTs, the police, to the Boston community that just embraced us,” John Scotland said. “We just felt very much supported and cared for. Thank you. It meant a lot to us.”
Details of what happened the night Lizzy Scotland fell have remained hazy. Boston Fire Department spokesman Steve MacDonald said Saturday that she was with at least one person when she plunged from the fourth floor and landed on top of the elevator car in Fenway Park, which was stopped on the second floor.