Family of Cobb County teen who severed leg in snowstorm thanks community

7:59 AM, Feb 7, 2014   |    comments
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ATLANTA, Ga. -- The family of a young Cobb County girl whose leg was severed in the snowstorm is thanking the community for their support. 

Thirteen-year-old Mary Lindemulder was helping push her mother's car out of the snow with her twin sister when another car lost control and hit her. 

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Mary's left leg was severed in the storm, and her right leg was severely damaged. 

Her mother is credited with saving her life by using her twin sister's shirt to stop the bleeding. 

Mary was airlifted to Children's Healthcare of Egelston, but they were not able to save her leg. 

The 13 year old is out of the intensive care unit, but her family says it will be a long recovery process. 

While asking for privacy, Mary's family said they are deeply thankful to the Atlanta community, who have sent messages of support and encouragement to the young girl. 

The family has started a fundraising page in her name to help pay for medical expenses:

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