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Teagan Marti heading home from Florida hospital

Photos courtesy: Miami Herald Photos courtesy: Miami Herald
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MIAMI (WKOW) --  The Florida girl hurt in an amusement ride accident in Wisconsin Dells will head home from a Florida hospital on Thursday.

13-year-old Teagan Marti will be able to return to her Parkland, Florida home, after an 80 day hospital stay.

Marti was hurt in July when she fell more than 100 feet on a Wisconsin Dells free fall ride. The net that was supposed to catch her was not in place. She suffered internal injuries, several fractured bones in her back.

Marti spent more than a month at American Family Children's Hospital in Madison before she was transferred to a hospital in Miami.

The Miami Herald reports Marti can whisper through a breathing tube, sit on an exercise bike and pedal, even drink apple juice through a straw.

The newspaper goes on to report that Marti's spinal cord was stretched, not severed. They say if there had been a cut, there would be no chance for a full recovery.

Julie Marti, Teagan's mom, spoke with our ABC affiliate in Florida Sunday. The family held a walkathon to raise money to make their home more wheelchair accessible. Julie Marti said, "We are just working to get her better, it's going to be a long road. She is a fighter and we're just going to do the best to get her better."

The family reached a settlement with Extreme World , the amusement park where Teagan was hurt, earlier this month.

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