UPDATE: Basketball star surprises skydiving accident survivor
CHICKASHA, Okla. – A teenager who was severely injured in a skydiving accident last month was surprised by a basketball star.
The accident happened over the skies of Chickasha.
Investigators are still trying to figure out what happened but Mackenzie Wethington was left with numerous broken bones.
Doctors say it’s a miracle she survived and her recovery is going very well.
During her rehabilitation in Dallas, she mentioned that she was disappointed she was going to miss an appearance by the Harlem Globetrotters.
That message made its way to Globetrotter star Bull Bullard, who decided to reschedule his flight after the game so he could meet the 16-year-old.
The two took turns spinning basketballs and showing off their skills.
When Bullard mentioned that it took him two months to rehabilitate from a shoulder injury, she let him know she was walking just four days after falling out of the sky.
Wethington survived falling more than 3,000 feet from the skies over Chickasha.
She is recovering in a Texas hospital from a lacerated liver and kidney, broken teeth, and fractures in her back, ribs and pelvis.
On Tuesday, doctors at the Baylor Institute for Rehabilitation said her prognosis is good, despite all those injuries.
Officials say managing the pain will be one of her biggest challenges.
Her mother said the family isn’t dwelling on what happened that day but are looking forward to the future.