Megan Winters has second round of surgery

by Celia Shortt

Brooks Elementary student Megan Winters made it through her scheduled surgery on Tuesday afternoon to repair the fractured bones in her face.

According to her family’s update page on Facebook, surgeons were able to repair most of the damage, but were unable to line up the bones perfectly before putting in the 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, 2013, 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, an upper bone in her left arm, and multiple fractures to her face. She also had some swelling on her brain, but that has improved.

Spokesperson for the family, Michelle Smith is posting updates on their family’s Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/megan.wintersprayers.



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