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Girl Recovering After 10-Story Fall Near Wisconsin Dells

Four months ago, she was a happy 12-year-old about to go on a thrill ride called Terminal Velocity. The name of the ride almost came true for her when she fell 100 feet to the ground at Lake Delton, near the Wisconsin Dells.

Today, she's a 13-year-old who, sitting in her wheelchair, struggled with tears during her family's recent press conference. The girl's mother said her daughter hadn't suffered a brain injury in the 10-story fall; something she called "a miracle."

WLUK-TV reports that the family recently spoke for the first time publicly about the July fall.

They said the girl suffered head trauma and damage to her spine and a number of vital organs after hitting the ground at Extreme World.

In August, her father, a South Florida doctor, admitted that when he saw his daughter plummet and hit the ground, he "assumed she was dead right there."

But the girl survived the fall and has been focused on recovering from her serious injuries. She can't walk yet, but her family is determined to see her take those first steps.

Said the girl's mother, "You know, it's been tough, but she just wants to walk again. She wants to do things again, so I think she's focused on that."

Last month, the family reached agreement on a financial settlement with Extreme World. The terms of the agreement are private.

The operator of the ride has admitted that he failed to follow proper safety procedures. He faces up to 25 years in prison on a charge of first degree reckless injury filed in Sauk County.

Source: WLUK-TV: "Dells accident victim recovering after July fall": November 22, 2010

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