Transferring hospitals today

Winters continues road to recovery

by Celia Shortt


Megan Winters 

Brooks Elementary School student Megan Winters is being transferred to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite today.

The announcement from her family came Wednesday through the Facebook page family friend Michelle Smith set up for updates:

White is the spokesperson for the family and is known to Winters as “Aunt Shell.” According to information posted on the Facebook site, Winters will be at Scottish Rite for two to three weeks depending on her vision test and mobility.

Winters had a second round of surgery on Tuesday to repair fractured bones in her face. The surgeons were able to repair most of the damage, but were unable to line up the bones perfectly before putting in a plate. They will be able to determine more about her vision and light sensitivity once the swelling goes down.

Winters was injured on Dec. 30, when she fell into an empty well on her grandparents’ property in Whitesburg. She fell 40 to 50 feet to the bottom of a well and spent more than an hour at the bottom before she was rescued by Carroll County Fire and Rescue. She suffered broken bones in both her legs, a broken upper bone in her left arm, and multiple fractures to her face. She also had some swelling on her brain, but that has improved, White reported.

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