Winters moved to Scottish Rite

by Celia Shortt

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Megan Winters, a second-grader at Brooks Elementary in north Coweta, is now at Scottish Rite recovering from injuries when she fell down a well on her grandparents’ property in Whitesburg. 


Coweta County youngster Megan Winters is now recovering at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Scottish Rite.

According to the Facebook page created by her family, the Brooks Elementary second-grader moved there on Monday from Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston to start her rehabilitation from injuries sustained when she fell down an abandoned well on her grandparents’ property in Whitesburg.

“They are not kidding when they call it boot camp,” said family spokesperson Michelle Smith in an update on the Megan Winters Prayers Facebook page about her rehab program at Scottish Rite. “Megan has been going nonstop since 6:20 this morning. We were finally done at 3. Now she's resting. It's amazing how many specialists she will see. They really do try to heal your mind, body, and spirit. We'll even be able to go to church services on Sunday.”

Around 2 p.m. on Dec. 30, Winters, 7, fell into a well at her grandparents’ home 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.

Since then, she has been hospitalized but has experienced a tremendous amount of support from her school, Brooks Elementary, friends and residents in Coweta County, and from other areas throughout the state.

Most recently, the staff and students at Brooks held a Hat Day that raised money to help construct a wheelchair ramp for their schoolmate.



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