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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- A Colorado woman seriously injured during a cycling race has been released from Colorado’s Craig Hospital after nearly two months.

Lauren De Crescenzo, 25, suffered a traumatic brain injury and lost much of her memory on April 2 while competing in a 50-mile bike race in California.

De Crescenzo has since made a miraculous recovery. Doctors told the family she could make a full recovery soon if she continues to improve, something the family never expected.

“It’s like Christmas morning for all of us, especially Lauren,” said Guy De Crescenzo, Lauren’s father.

The athlete cycled at her Broomfield high school before competing professionally.

“It was really hard. But Lauren is a champion, so she’s been doing very well. She’s been taking strides and just handled it right off the bat,” said Sean De Crescenzo, Lauren’s brother.

The family has been working hard to help with Lauren’s recovery. She spent nearly two weeks in intensive care before being flown to Craig Hospital. But now, it’s onward and upward for Lauren. She’ll be doing therapy at her new home in Boulder.

Her family is hopeful for a full recovery after continued therapy.

“Lauren has a lot of work yet to do. We all have a lot of caring to give to Lauren. It’s going to be still a challenge as we go forward here,” Guy De Crescenzo said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up for Lauren.

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