An 11-year-old suburban Chicago boy who survived being hit by a train two months ago has surprised his classmates by returning to school this week.
Dominic Szymanski (shih-MAN'-skee) stopped in at Hough Street School in Barrington Tuesday during an assembly for a student performance of "Romeo and Juliet."
Szymanski was hit by a Metra train while crossing the tracks in downtown Barrington on March 15. He lost his left foot in the accident.
His classmates cheered when Szymanski appeared. He thanked his friends for their "thoughts and prayers" during his recovery.
The (Arlington Heights) Daily Herald reports ( http://bit.ly/15MmEBx) that the fifth-grader is expected to be fitted for a prosthetic Thursday that will allow him to retire his crutches.
Information from: Daily Herald, http://www.dailyherald.com