Justina Pelletier returns home.
Justina Pelletier was reunited Wednesday with her sisters and her dog, Roxy. From left: Jessica, Justina, Julia, Jennifer. Photograph: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff
When Justina Pelletier arrived home early Wednesday afternoon in the passenger seat of her mother’s sport utility vehicle, her father, Lou, made a cradle with his arms and carried her through the front yard.
The 16-year-old girl with the shiny sunglasses and a bow in her hair cannot walk on her own anymore. But on Wednesday, for her family, crossing the threshold of her house in any fashion was a big enough step.
For the first time in 16 months, Justina would sleep in her own bed. She was once again her parent’s daughter not just by blood, but by law.
‘She wants a hamburger on the grill, and she wants to sit down and lie on the couch and watch a movie with the family,’…
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