Md. Girl Dragged by 700-Pound Steer Goes Home
Vanessa Rinehart won’t be tying herself to a big ol' steer anytime soon.
The Flintstone, Md., girl was severely hurt April 18 in an incident on the family farm. According to The Cumberland Times-News
, her 700-pound steer “got spooked” and dragged the 15-year-old about 200 yards before coming to a stop. She was hooked to the animal by a rope tied around her waist.
Vanessa suffered serious head trauma, internal injuries, scrapes and bruises.
She wasn’t expected to ever walk again, but to that -- seems Vanessa said, "Bull!"
The determined young lady is not only scheduled to leave Baltimore's Krieger rehab clinic Wednesday, she’s going home one month earlier than doctors predicted. On Friday, she dazzled the staff by doing push-ups, climbing a flight of stairs and skipping down a hallway.
Her mom said she knew her daughter was getting better when the teenager argued one night that it was too early to put her cell phone away.
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