Girl Survives Parachute Failure Describes Being 'Scared'

Sixteen-year-old Makenzie Wethington fell 3,500 feet while skydiving and lived to tell her story.
3:00 | 02/14/14

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I -- skydiver -- plummeted more than 3000. Feet to the ground after her parachute failed. -- sharing her secret to survival and we often use the term lucky to be alive but in this case nothing is more true the young woman suffered a broken pelvis broken shoulder blades and broken ribs. Just a few weeks ago this all happened she's make a remarkable progress to fact that she attributes to her faith in god. And in the future. It was nearly three weeks ago that MacKenzie Weddington turned sweet sixteen. And her birthday present was the one she had been wishing for for years. -- her injury left her -- old and I -- -- OK I think we'll start a pilot taking out at me. But from the moment she left the plane every skydiver is worst nightmare. I started kicking my feet like I was -- in the class. And I looked up he still is it taking so I tried to pull the -- -- the part and I just was not strong enough to fight off the wind. Chinese remember screening and then I'm blackout came out of there -- anything after that. The -- he lost consciousness before she hit the ground when she woke up several days later. Her body was shattered but her spirit was strong. Her heart -- has really played a role in us that she's been working really hard and. Really motivated as for why she survived McKenzie is certain she knows the answer I think that god has -- gave -- and. He has plans mean teacher. As for that future -- now has her sights set on joining the medical profession that works so hard to helper -- MacKenzie now wants to be a trauma surgeon. But the question on everyone's lips will she skydive again. As -- I would like to -- I think that. My pants and -- my family would -- -- There against that now. And Plymouth understatement. I may think Jim McKenzie can return home and as little as a week when an amazing recovery she felt 3000 feet and hit the ground believe what is -- shirt she was -- how strong Mario's what is said and have sat for a fundraising effort it's. How stronger -- and they say MacKenzie strong. -- -- -- -- -- No doubt about that.

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