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Tom Carter leaves intensive care

Tom Carter has left intensive care today, after spending over a month and a half in hospital in Germany for complications resulting from pneumonia. He will now be transferred to a rehabilitation facility on the Baltic Sea for recovery until the end of July.

Christina Carter writes: "All of the help that everyone is providing will most definitely make a huge difference in Tom's ability to get back on his feet when the time comes, and also has made a huge difference in Tom and his family's peace of mind (especially with the projected length of recovery time and additional medical care needed.)"

Carter will not be able to return to normal levels of work until 2013, and the recovery will also be costly. As such the fund will remain open.

Carter tweeted today: "Walked out of the hospital today after 40 days in ICU. Never so happy to leave a place. Next, 21 days of rehab by the Baltic."

More details here.