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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Florida girl who fell 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride has returned to the state for the first time since the accident, walking up to a news conference at a Madison hospital under her own power.

Teagan Marti of Parkland, Fla., was 12 years old when she fell from the Terminal Velocity ride at Extreme World in Wisconsin Dells in July 2010. She was airlifted to American Family Children’s Hospital with a fractured spine and pelvis. No one was sure if she would ever walk again.

On Monday, Marti returned to the hospital for the first time since the fall to promote an expansion project at the facility. Hospital staff and reporters alike watched in awe she strode through the lobby with a walker.

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