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The daughter of the former commander of Naval Hospital Naples, Italy, is undergoing physical rehabilitation in Florida to recover motor skills lost after suffering severe brain damage last year.

Tracy Anzalone, daughter of Capt. Fanancy Anzalone, was hit by a car in Florence, Italy, on Jan. 15, 2003. She went into cardiac arrest after surgery to repair her broken right leg, causing brain damage.

Within days, Tracy Anzalone, who will turn 22 on Sunday, was moved to Landstuhl Regional Medical Center in Germany and then to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.

She is now undergoing six weeks of rehabilitation at the Rehabilitation Center for Children and Adults in Palm Beach, Fla. The family is expected to return to Washington in March.

The Anzalone family has set up a Web site for those interested in Tracy’s rehabilitation at

Fanancy Anzalone served as Naples hospital commander from Aug. 9, 2000, to April 28, 2003.


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