John Green of The Hutchinson News in Sterling Kansas wrote "5-year-old who had E. coli goes home" about the homecoming of Aubrey Anderson after a long battle with E. coli O157:H7 and HUS. To date the family has not learned how Aubrey contracted the sometimes fatal infection.

“It will be weeks, and perhaps months, before the family knows how much the illness damaged her kidneys, and whether she’ll face a lifetime of treatment or be in the clear, said her father, Bill Anderson….We won’t know until we get at least six or seven weeks out if there’s any residual scarring as a result of the E. coli," Anderson said. "If there is scarring, it may mean anywhere from a range of a kidney transplant to her maybe having to take oral medication for the rest of her life to keep her body in balance."