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Girl's Recovery Slow After Feet Severed On Thrill Ride

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The parents of a 13-year-old girl whose
feet were severed on a Louisville theme park ride say her recovery
remains slow three months later.
Kaitlyn Lasitter lost both feet on June 21st when a cable
snapped on a ride called the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags
Kentucky Kingdom.
Her mother said in an e-mail to the Courier-Journal yesterday
that her daughter will suffer through a hard recovery for a long
time.
Monique Lasitter says her daughter is sick from the medications
and her weight has dropped to under 100 pounds.
Surgeons at Vanderbilt University in Tennessee were able to
reattach Kaitlyn's right foot after the accident. But her left leg
had to be amputated just below her knee.
The family sued Kentucky Kingdom in July, claiming the park
failed to maintain the ride and ensure riders' safety.
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Information from: The Courier-Journal,
http://www.courier-journal.com

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