Erika Brannock, 29, lost her lower left leg in the Boston Marathon bombing this April.
The Maryland preschool teacher was waiting at the finish line for her mother to cross the finish line when the explosion changed her life forever.
Her injuries kept her away from her classroom for months.
This week, Brannock returned to school. She appeared at the opening of the brand-new Davenport Preschool in Towson, Maryland, where she's one of the 18 educators on staff teaching more than 100 kids aged two to four.
Even though the school is new, Brannock is very familiar with the students registered to attend. And many of her young students were happy to see their favourite teacher again.
"He sees her and it's just Ms. Brannock. He doesn't care that she looks a little different,” said John Baker, the father of preschooler Henry. “It doesn't bother him at all. He's just happy to see her."
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