By CBSNewYork Team

GLEN COVE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A 22-year-old woman recovering from a rare brain abnormality on Long Island took a courageous step forward Thursday.

Chynna Roberson left the Emerge Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Glen Cove to a round of applause.

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The college student collapsed Feb. 22, 2020, because of an inoperable malformation.

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Family, friends and faculty greeted her as she now heads home with her parents.

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