BU student recovering from crash

Meg Theriault is recovering

from a traumatic brain injury. She was involved in a multi-fatal

minivan accident in New Zealand, May 12, 2012, that killed three Boston

University students. (AP)

In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., reflects on being back in class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a brain injury. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., reflects on being back in class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a brain injury. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., reflects on being back in class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a brain injury. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, Boston University senior Dustin Holstein, of Southborough, Mass., left, hugs his friend Meg Theriault during a chance meeting at a restaurant near the BU campus in Boston. Holstein was an eyewitness to a multi-fatal minivan accident where Meg nearly died. Holstein was driving a different minivan and saw the crash in his mirror. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, Boston University senior Dustin Holstein, of Southborough, Mass., left, hugs his friend Meg Theriault during a chance meeting at a restaurant near the BU campus in Boston. Holstein was an eyewitness to a multi-fatal minivan accident where Meg nearly died. Holstein was driving a different minivan and saw the crash in his mirror. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012 photo, Boston University senior Dustin Holstein, of Southborough, Mass., left, hugs his friend Meg Theriault during a chance meeting at a restaurant near the BU campus in Boston. Holstein was an eyewitness to a multi-fatal minivan accident where Meg nearly died. Holstein was driving a different minivan and saw the crash in his mirror. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
This undated family photo shows Meg Theriault, 21, a Boston University student injured in a crash in New Zealand on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. Theriault was in intensive care Sunday at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand after surgery the previous day for her injuries. Three students were killed and four others were injured when their minivan rolled over on their way to walk the Tongariro Crossing. (AP Photo/Theriault Famly)
This undated family photo shows Meg Theriault, 21, a Boston University student injured in a crash in New Zealand on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. Theriault was in intensive care Sunday at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand after surgery the previous day for her injuries. Three students were killed and four others were injured when their minivan rolled over on their way to walk the Tongariro Crossing. (AP Photo/Theriault Famly)
This undated family photo shows Meg Theriault, 21, a Boston University student injured in a crash in New Zealand on Saturday morning, May 12, 2012. Theriault was in intensive care Sunday at Waikato Hospital in New Zealand after surgery the previous day for her injuries. Three students were killed and four others were injured when their minivan rolled over on their way to walk the Tongariro Crossing. (AP Photo/Theriault Famly)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 12, 2012 file photo, police officers examine the scene of a minivan crash near Turangi, New Zealand. Three Boston University students were killed and Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., and others were injured in the single-vehicle accident. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Cowpland, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 12, 2012 file photo, police officers examine the scene of a minivan crash near Turangi, New Zealand. Three Boston University students were killed and Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., and others were injured in the single-vehicle accident. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Cowpland, File)
FILE - In this Saturday, May 12, 2012 file photo, police officers examine the scene of a minivan crash near Turangi, New Zealand. Three Boston University students were killed and Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., and others were injured in the single-vehicle accident. (AP Photo/New Zealand Herald, John Cowpland, File)
Meg Theriault survived a horrific minivan crash in New Zealand in May that killed three of her classmates on a study-abroad trip. The Boston University student shared with AP her struggles and triumphs in the quest for recovery. (March 11)
After Crash Abroad, a Student Strives to Recover
Meg Theriault survived a horrific minivan crash in New Zealand in May that killed three of her classmates on a study-abroad trip. The Boston University student shared with AP her struggles and triumphs in the quest for recovery. (March 11)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with senior lecturer Eng Wu, right, following a class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a a brain injury after a minivan accident. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with senior lecturer Eng Wu, right, following a class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a a brain injury after a minivan accident. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2013 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with senior lecturer Eng Wu, right, following a class on the first day of spring semester 2013 at Boston University School of Management, in Boston. Theriault is auditing the class as she recovers from a a brain injury after a minivan accident. Three BU students were killed in the same crash May 12, 2012 when their minivan flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while the students were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is helped with a helmet by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as she talks with her family about the logistics of her daily life recovering from a traumatic brain injury at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time at home for Meg since being involved in a multi-fatal minivan accident in New Zealand, May 12, 2012, that killed three Boston University students. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is helped with a helmet by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as she talks with her family about the logistics of her daily life recovering from a traumatic brain injury at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time at home for Meg since being involved in a multi-fatal minivan accident in New Zealand, May 12, 2012, that killed three Boston University students. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is helped with a helmet by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as she talks with her family about the logistics of her daily life recovering from a traumatic brain injury at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time at home for Meg since being involved in a multi-fatal minivan accident in New Zealand, May 12, 2012, that killed three Boston University students. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault listens as her father, Todd Theriault, right, calls a pharmacy about her medication at their home in Salisbury, Mass., on the first day she had been home since a serious minivan crash in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault listens as her father, Todd Theriault, right, calls a pharmacy about her medication at their home in Salisbury, Mass., on the first day she had been home since a serious minivan crash in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault listens as her father, Todd Theriault, right, calls a pharmacy about her medication at their home in Salisbury, Mass., on the first day she had been home since a serious minivan crash in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, right, as she arrives at their home in Salisbury, Mass., for the first time since she was involved in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. Meg survived the accident that killed three fellow Boston University students, all of them finishing a semester of study in Australia. But she was far from unscathed. The brain injuries she sustained were serious; it was an open question whether she would ever again be the high-spirited young woman she was before the crash. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, right, as she arrives at their home in Salisbury, Mass., for the first time since she was involved in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. Meg survived the accident that killed three fellow Boston University students, all of them finishing a semester of study in Australia. But she was far from unscathed. The brain injuries she sustained were serious; it was an open question whether she would ever again be the high-spirited young woman she was before the crash. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, right, as she arrives at their home in Salisbury, Mass., for the first time since she was involved in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. Meg survived the accident that killed three fellow Boston University students, all of them finishing a semester of study in Australia. But she was far from unscathed. The brain injuries she sustained were serious; it was an open question whether she would ever again be the high-spirited young woman she was before the crash. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault kisses her daughter Meg Theriault after surgery to install a plastic plate in Meg's skull at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Meg had the prosthetic installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained in a minivan crash on May 12, 2012 in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault kisses her daughter Meg Theriault after surgery to install a plastic plate in Meg's skull at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Meg had the prosthetic installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained in a minivan crash on May 12, 2012 in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault kisses her daughter Meg Theriault after surgery to install a plastic plate in Meg's skull at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Meg had the prosthetic installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained in a minivan crash on May 12, 2012 in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault, left, wipes a tear from her eye from joy that her daughter Meg Theriault, right, survived an accident in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier, while reflecting on her daughter's homecoming in Salisbury, Mass. Three Boston University students were killed in the crash when the minivan they were traveling in flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while they were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault, left, wipes a tear from her eye from joy that her daughter Meg Theriault, right, survived an accident in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier, while reflecting on her daughter's homecoming in Salisbury, Mass. Three Boston University students were killed in the crash when the minivan they were traveling in flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while they were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Deb Theriault, left, wipes a tear from her eye from joy that her daughter Meg Theriault, right, survived an accident in New Zealand two-and-a-half months earlier, while reflecting on her daughter's homecoming in Salisbury, Mass. Three Boston University students were killed in the crash when the minivan they were traveling in flipped over during a trip in New Zealand while they were studying abroad. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault of Salisbury, Mass., works with speech therapist Lynette Holmes, left, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is being tutored in speech therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault of Salisbury, Mass., works with speech therapist Lynette Holmes, left, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is being tutored in speech therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault of Salisbury, Mass., works with speech therapist Lynette Holmes, left, at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is being tutored in speech therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., foreground, works with physical therapist Heather Meunier to practice walking at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is receiving physical therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury suffered in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., foreground, works with physical therapist Heather Meunier to practice walking at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is receiving physical therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury suffered in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Wednesday, July 11, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., foreground, works with physical therapist Heather Meunier to practice walking at the Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston. Meg is receiving physical therapy as part of her rehabilitation from a near-fatal traumatic brain injury suffered in a multi-fatal minivan crash in New Zealand on May 12, 2012. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as they descend a flight of stairs at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time Meg was home since being involved in a multi-fatal single-car accident two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as they descend a flight of stairs at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time Meg was home since being involved in a multi-fatal single-car accident two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Thursday, Aug. 2, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault is assisted by her mother, Deb Theriault, left, as they descend a flight of stairs at their home in Salisbury, Mass. It was the first time Meg was home since being involved in a multi-fatal single-car accident two-and-a-half months earlier. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, neurosurgeon Anoop Patel prepares Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate about five inches long installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained during a minivan crash on May 12, 2012, in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, neurosurgeon Anoop Patel prepares Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate about five inches long installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained during a minivan crash on May 12, 2012, in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, neurosurgeon Anoop Patel prepares Meg Theriault, of Salisbury, Mass., for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate about five inches long installed where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near fatal head injury sustained during a minivan crash on May 12, 2012, in New Zealand. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with nurse Darleen Crisileo, left, during preparations for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate implanted during the surgery where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near-fatal head injury from a minivan crash three-and-a-half months earlier. The helmet Meg wore afterward for protection rests on a shelf at foreground left. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with nurse Darleen Crisileo, left, during preparations for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate implanted during the surgery where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near-fatal head injury from a minivan crash three-and-a-half months earlier. The helmet Meg wore afterward for protection rests on a shelf at foreground left. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
In this Tuesday, Sept. 4, 2012 photo, Meg Theriault speaks with nurse Darleen Crisileo, left, during preparations for surgery at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Theriault is having a plastic plate implanted during the surgery where a portion of her skull had been removed following a near-fatal head injury from a minivan crash three-and-a-half months earlier. The helmet Meg wore afterward for protection rests on a shelf at foreground left. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

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