PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. — A Paulding County teenager who was hit by a car at school has been released from the hospital after fighting for her life for 14 weeks.
Kendall Thomas was hit by a car while crossing a crosswalk at North Paulding High School in January.
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Thomas was headed to football practice when she was hit.
The teen was left in critical condition with injuries to her brain.
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Yesterday, Thomas was released from the hospital after two brain surgeries and weeks of rehabilitation.
Her mother, Shanna Thomas, released photos of her daughter decked out in a pink “Kendall Strong” T-shirt leaving the hospital with her care team and family beside her.
“Today is the day that we have longed for; it is the day that we have waited for; it is the day we all have prayed for. . . Discharge Day!” her mother wrote.
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Shauna Thomas described the rollercoaster of emotions that has come with each stage of her daughter’s recovery.
“Our ‘new normal’ became our test and our test is becoming a testimony,” Shauna Thomas wrote. “These photos represent everything we have embodied and proof that WE’VE COME THIS FAR BY FAITH.”
A GoFundMe to help with Kendall’s medical expenses has raised nearly $100,000.
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