Barbara Bachman (pictured), the wife of murdered family business chairman and CEO Todd Bachman, is making a remarkable recovery according to her physician.
The Mayo clinic released a statement announcing that her condition continues to improve and has been upgraded to "good", indicating a good or excellent prognosis.
"Mrs Bachman has made a remarkable recovery given the significance of her injuries. She continues to get stronger each day and as her strength improves she is able to do more," said the physician.
This sentiment was echoed by her daughters, Sara, Susan and Elisabeth, in a letter that was reprinted on the Bachman's website, a copy of which is printed below.
Barbara was seriously injured following a random knife attack in China 10 days ago in which her husband was murdered. The couple were sightseeing with Elisabeth, whose husband was coaching US Olympic Men's Indoor Volleyball Team.
Letter from Todd and Barbara's daughters
Dear Family and Friends,
Now that we have returned to Minnesota, we wanted to give you an update on Mom's condition.
All in all, Mom is making incredible progress. In fact, the doctors have referred to her as a miracle. She is able to sit in a chair for a couple of hours a day and is starting to walk short distances. Fortunately, she is in a condition where she is comfortable to hold conversations so we can cope and grieve together.
Words cannot express how much we all miss our Dad. We are still trying to comprehend why this happened to such a lovable, generous, and heroic man.
We have started to talk about funeral arrangements. Nothing will be finalised until Mom is strong enough to attend the funeral services. We will keep you updated.
It has been difficult dealing with this tragic and sad event so far from home. We are so grateful for all of the love, prayers, and support that have been sent our way!
Sara, Susan, and Wiz (Elisabeth).
US family business chairman murdered in Beijing