Girl returns home for first time after losing limbs to illness

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LONDONDERRY, N.H. (FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston) - A 9-year-old Londonderry girl returned home Sunday for the first time since losing all her limbs to a bacterial infection last Easter.

Bella Tucker was only 8 years old, active in gymnastics and cheerleading, when she was rushed to Boston Children's Hospital with a raging fever. She was diagnosed with Streptococcus Pneumonia Sepsis and fell into a coma. She survived, but doctors had to amputate her arms and legs because of an infection.

Tony Nigro, a project executive for Suffolk Construction, inspired his employer, his colleagues and an entire community to rally to help Bella, who he had never met. His team completed a new accessible home for Bella and her family - doubling the size of the existing home.


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