Kaitlyn Lasitter Pushes for Amusement Park Regulation

By Tatiana Guertin on
A year after Kaitlyn Lasitter lost her feet on an amusement park ride, she is speaking out and pushing for government regulation of amusement parks.Just last year Lasitter was riding the Superman Tower of Power at Six Flags Kentucky with her friends, when a cable snapped, wrapped around her legs and severed both of her feet. Doctors were able to reattach one foot, but her second is prosthesis.She'll never be able to walk normally or for a prolonged period of time again. She requires crutches...Read Full Story

Kaitlyn Lasitter walks again!

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Some of you may remember the story about Kaitlyn Lasitter, a teenage girl who lost both of her feet in a tragic rollercoaster accident last year.  The accident happened on the Superman Tower of Power ride at Six Flags in Kentucky.Zimbio members followed this story for several weeks and months after the accident.  Doctors were able to re-attach one foot.Kaitlyn Lasitter is now back in the news, and this time it is a happier story.  Kaitlyn's therapy and recovery are going well, and she began...Read Full Story

Kaitlyn Lasitter has a lot of web supporters

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Messages offering prayers and support for 13-year-old Katie Lasitter have been pouring in from around the world. Since the request for "best wishes" was published on this site , hundreds of well-wishers have left notes of condolences, sympathy and promises of prayer and support for the girl who was seriously injured at a Louisville amusement park.Read Full Story

Quotes from the 911 calls describe Kaitlyn Lasitter's accident

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Linked from http://www.lex18.com/Global/story.asp?S=6787267&nav=EQlp --- The man described seeing a cable from the Superman Tower of Power ride wrap around Kaitlyn Lasitter's legs, according to 911 tapes from the night of June 21. "I don't know exactly if it was a leg or a shoe, but I know she is pretty badly injured, and it was a steel cable. The wire broke on the way up, and they dropped it anyway. I guess the people operating the ride didn't see it," the man said on tapes obtained by WHAS...Read Full Story

Community raises over 30,000 for Kaitlyn Lasitter

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Nice to see the community supporting the family: Linked from http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070810/ZONE01/70810040 --- The parents of Kaitlyn Lasitter today thanked area residents and O’Shea’s Traditional Irish Pub, who helped raise $35,000 earlier this week for the family. This money will be used to help pay for Kaitlyn’s mounting medical bills and the family’s trips to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville, Tenn., according to her father, Randy Lasitter. “We...Read Full Story