Kaitlyn Lasitter's story chronicled in hospital's magazine

Posted Monday, June 8, 2009 10:36 AM | Contributed by Jeff

The night before her recent visit to Vanderbilt Orthopaedics, 15-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter went to a concert with her best friend, Arin Valsted. They danced and jumped in the packed crowd and even got their arms autographed by the musicians.

But what seems like a typical night out for a teenager was an amazing accomplishment for Kaitlyn. Just two years before, she was lying on an operating table at Vanderbilt Medical Center, her feet were apart from her body and on ice on a nearby table after being severed just above the ankle by a faulty cable on a Kentucky amusement park ride.

Read more from House Organ from Vanderbilt Medical Center.

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