Girl takes first steps since feet severed on Ky. thrill ride

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) -- The teenager whose feet were severed on an amusement park ride at Six Flags Kentucky Kingdom has taken her first steps since the accident in June.

A report in the Courier-Journal newspaper says 14-year-old Kaitlyn Lasitter began walking last week with the help of a prosthetic leg.

Kaitlyn's family says the girl continues to battle pain, depression and the uncertainty of what will become of her reattached right foot. Doctors have said they won't know for months if Kaitlyn's body will accept or reject it.

Kaitlyn was riding the Superman Tower of Power on June 21st when a cable broke, severing her feet.

Medical bills from Louisville hospitals and Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, are in the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The family has a pending case against the theme park.

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