Meg Ladner to leave Atlanta Medical after months in intensive care

12:57 AM, Feb 22, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- Last November, the lives of Meg and Shane Ladner changed forever.

The Holly Springs couple was injured when a Parade float carrying wounded veterans collided with a Train. Since the crash, Meg Ladner has been confined to The Atlanta Medical Center; facing a long recovery.

For Shane and Meg Ladner this is the new normal. For more than two months, their days and nights spent in a hospital room.

That's because few expected her to even survive after a crash in Midland Texas on November 15, when a speeding freight train slammed into their parade float.

Shane is a former Army Sergeant. He served four years active duty and another six in the Georgia National Guard.

The Ladners were invited on an all expenses paid trip for wounded veterans.

According to the NTSB the driver of their float crossed some railroad tracks after the warning system was activated. The crossing arms came down on the float..and as people scrambled to get out of the way.

Four people died. Sixteen were injured. Among them, Meg Ladner who lost her leg and had to be resuscitated at the scene.

Days later she was transferred to Atlanta Medical Center where she spent weeks in Intensive care.

What she faces now is a long anything and everything she used to do with two legs.

Her faith gives her hope. In fact, doctors are letting her leave the hospital Friday but she'll be in physical therapy for the foreseeable future.

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