After 16-month battle, Justina Pelletier returns home Father vows to continue fight for family rights ← Related Article Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Justina Pelletier waved to the media as she left a facility in Thompson, Conn., with her mother. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Justina was carried into her home by her father, Lou. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff “She’s going to have a long say to go before she’s ice skating again,” Lou said. “But you know what? She will ice skate again.” Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Justina (second from left) was reunited with her sisters (left to right) Jessica, Julia, and Jennifer. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff Justina was also reunited with her beloved dog, Roxy. Rev. Patrick Mahoney Linda Pelletier, Justina's mother, was seen just after hearing the news of her daughter's release. Rev. Patrick Mahoney Justina's things were gathered in her mother's car in preparation to go home. Rev. Patrick Mahoney Justina Pelletier was all smiles after she heard the news. REV. PATRICK MAHONEY Justina Pelletier celebrated with a hot fudge sundae and said she plans to play with her dogs and visit friends.