Injured Student Meg Theriault (BSBA’13) Returns to Mass.
Three Boston University students were killed the weekend of May 12, 2012, when a van they were traveling in overturned on its way to a popular New Zealand tourist destination. SMG junior Meg Theriault was one of five students injured in the crash, and has been hospitalized for the past month. Today marked the end of Meg’s stay at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand, as she returns with her parents to Massachusetts.
Below are excerpts from a statement given by Meg’s parents:
“Because of all of the care, love and prayers Meg has received since the accident on May 12, she is now on her way home with us to Boston. It was four weeks ago that we received the news that our daughter and her friends had been in a tragic car accident. The lives of all of the families of this wonderful group of young students were turned upside down and we continue to support each other as we move forward.
“It has been a much different journey than what these adventurous students had originally planned. Our experiences have taught us to look at the world through very different eyes.
“We just cannot find the words to thank the staff at Waikato Hospital and the wonderful Kiwis that have made us feel so welcome here.
“There are too many special individuals to name. As we land in Boston, we will be back with Meg’s extended family and so many of her friends that have sent their love and prayers to her from the other side of the world.
“The journey will continue there, but we know in our hearts that Meg will work to heal and return to finish her studies at Boston University.
“Our entire family wants to express their appreciation to everyone on both sides of the world that have helped to bring Meg home.”
Click here for the full media release and more on the Waikato District Health Board’s website.