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Texas Teen Who Fell 3,500 Feet in Skydiving Accident Miraculously Walks

Posted on 2/4/2014 by with 0 comments

Doctors at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation say a teen who plummeted 3,500 feet to the ground last month walked with assistance Monday and may make a full recovery.

Makenzie Wethington, 16, was severely injured when her parachute malfunctioned Jan. 25 while skydiving over Chickasha, Okla.

Dr. Seema Sikka, the physician overseeing Wethington’s care at Dallas’ Baylor Institute of Rehabilitation, said Monday the teen’s prognosis for a full recovery is very good.

During a news conference, Sikka said doctors are still conducting cognitive evaluations but that Wethington is having no trouble communicating with those around her.

 

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