Teagan Marti returns to Wisconsin to promote hospital where she was treated after accident

Posted Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:06 AM | Contributed by Jeff

A Florida teenager who plummeted 100 feet from a Wisconsin amusement park ride has returned to the state to promote an expansion project at the hospital that likely saved her life. Hospital staff and others watched in awe Monday as 14-year-old Teagan Marti strode across the lobby at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison under her own power, using only a walker for support.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 10:32 AM
Tekwardo's avatar

Good for her.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:12 AM
Bakeman31092's avatar

So she fell 100 feet and landed on her back? Did she hit the ground, or did the net do anything to cushion her fall, at least a little bit?

It's unbelievable that someone can fall that far and survive, let alone be able to walk. What an amazing story.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012 11:18 AM
Jeff's avatar

I guess you weren't around when it happened, but yeah, she landed on the hard ground. There were many discussions around whether or not the ride operator should be charged with a crime, among other things.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2012 3:22 PM
Jason Hammond's avatar

The net didn't cushion her fall. But, wasn't it decided that there was some kind of mat she landed on? Still unbelievably amazing though.

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