Injured 10News reporter released from hospital

Posted at 2:30 PM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 19:21:27-05

10News reporter Marie Coronel announced Thursday morning that she has been released from the hospital -- 10 days after she and a photographer were seriously injured by a large tree.

Marie posted the following on Facebook:

"Released! Will spend time resting, recovering & rehabbing from home with family by my side. What a surprise to see all the flowers and cards! Thanks again for making a girl feel loved! Road may be a little bumpy but we will get there. ?#‎Blessed?"

On Wednesday, she took to social media to share details of her progress and thanked everyone for their support.


"Hello Everyone! Starting off my day feeling blessed. Doctors say I have made so much progress. I never realized how simple tasks like getting out of bed and walking to the restroom could be a challenge, but I'm fighting through these injuries one goal at a time.

During my stay at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla I've met some amazing nurses, therapists, doctors, and staff. It takes special kinds of people to play these roles and I'm so thankful for all that they do.

This leads me to the support I have received from the community, viewers, friends & family. I have not been able to respond but your messages, posts & tweets have been relayed. How can you not keep fighting with all of these cheerleaders in your corner? Every message reminds me that I've got this! Thank you!

My stay in the hospital has also given me time to think about how fortunate I am. My heart goes out to the friends and family of Nicki Carano, who was killed in the storm the day before I was injured. May God be with them."

On Feb. 1, Marie and photographer Mike Gold were severely injured after a large tree fell on them as they covered high wind and rain in the Mira Mesa area.

Marie had to undergo major surgery to repair a broken neck and back, while Mike suffered a broken leg.

Mike is now recovering at home.

You can continue to send well wishes to Marie and Mike by going to the 10News Facebook page.