Girl Struck by Car Recovers

by Courtney Wheaton on October 28, 2013 at 12:17 pm

Three months after sustaining life threatening injuries . . . A young girl bounces back stronger than ever.

Twelve- year- old, Sherry Holland was struck by a car when crossing Maple Avenue this past July. When first responders arrived she was unresponsive and had major injuries to her femur bone and skull. She was rushed off to the emergency department at Genesis Hospital where Dr. Brandon Bombsta and his staff stabilized her so she could be transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital in Columbus.

"It was awesome,’ said Bombsta. I think there was probably a greater hand in this than just those that were here because everything went very smooth. It’s been good for me today just to come here and see how smooth everything went for everyone, not just while she was here."

Holland was sent by Med Flight to the hospital where she stayed for three weeks and underwent more than two months of rehabilitation. She says that being in the hospital had its difficulties.

"Tell me the worst part about being in the hospital so long…I can’t play, " said Holland.

Since leaving the hospital, Holland has enrolled back in class and is playing as much as she wants with all of her 7th grade friends at Zanesville Middle School. She gives a big thank you to all the people who made this possible.