CHICAGO — A 9-year-old girl whose frostbitten feet and ankles were amputated after she was found abandoned and locked in a cold, filthy apartment was transferred Friday from a hospital to a clinic to begin rehabilitation.
A judge in neighboring Indiana said Friday that he will rule this week on a request to release the girl's mother, charged with child neglect, without requiring cash bond.
Darlwin Carlisle left Wyler Children's Hospital with three bags of toys sent by well-wishers, said Wyler spokeswoman Gretchen Flock.
"She seemed very happy this morning. There were several people, either employees or visitors in the hospital, who waved to her," Flock said. "One woman said, 'God bless you, Darlwin.' She gave a big smile and said 'thank you.' "
Darlwin was moved to a nearby children's amputee clinic at La Rabida Children's Hospital, where she will learn to walk with protheses.