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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Comments (3)
  1. bansterly says:

    …” to promote an expansion project at the facility.” … I have a feeling the law suit left her as part owner…

  2. ??? says:

    I don’t think she’s a part owner of the hospital.

  3. Ramadhan says:

    I can see Katz’s argument that less teanege pregnancy=good (I think there would be few who would argue with that, particularly as it probably means less teanege STIs as well), but less teanege sex=good? Only if you’re a moralistic old fuddy-duddy who wants to ruin everyone else’s good time (possibly because you’re not getting any yourself). I have no idea how Rebekka infers this gloss of my attitudes to, or deep and frequent satisfaction through, sex.I was merely demonstrating how FF’s own desire to repress what he regards as regrettable sex may well be stymied by the very policy he espouses.In formal terms, I was suggesting that FF was utilising a post hoc ergo propter hoc argument, which in my humble opinion is a much bigger no-no than great heaving mounds of enthusiastic shagging.FF, why on earth need one control for *ahem* ethnicity*? Either people are encouraged to be sexually active by media example, or they are not. Do we need to control for handedness too. Are left-handers hair-triggered shagging machines?