- Associated Press - Tuesday, January 27, 2015

DALLAS (AP) - A North Texas teenager says she’s thankful for the life she has after surviving a fall last year more than 3,000 feet to the ground in an Oklahoma skydiving accident.

Sunday marked the one-year anniversary of 17-year-old Makenzie Wethington’s skydiving mishap in which her parachute became tangled and she said she blacked out during the descent.

She and her father had traveled to Chickasha (CHIK’-uh-shay), Oklahoma, for the skydiving trip that was her 16th birthday present. Her injuries included liver and kidney damage, bleeding in her brain and broken bones.

Wethington told KXAS-TV (https://bit.ly/1ypaXbN ) Monday that she’s working hard on her recovery, but still suffers from frequent migraines and some short-term memory loss.

She traveled back to Oklahoma this weekend to thank the paramedics who helped save her life.

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Information from: KXAS-TV, https://www.nbcdfw.com


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