For Kylee Long, her life is now returning back to normal. In late November she was on a hunting trip in Raystown, Pa. with her family when the unthinkable happened.
“We were in the woods in the morning. That was foggy and gross up there, so on the way out we were unloading guns and one went off and hit my leg,” said Kylee Long.
Kylee’s family rushed her to help.
Definitely the worst day of my life. You know seeing her lay like that, so we went over as it fast as we could, got her out of the woods as fast we could got her the help we could as fast as we could,” said, father Adam Long.
Kylee was taken to a hospital in Altoona where they tried their best to save her leg.
“They had to amputate above the leg because they didn’t have enough down here to keep my knee joint,” said Kylee Long.
Kylee had multiple surgeries and was also sent to the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Doctors say Kylee’s leg is healing nicely. Kylee plays on the girl’s soccer team at James Buchanan High School and is hoping to return next season.
“I’ve been playing soccer forever, since I was seven, so I definitely want to get back to doing that. I’d like to play my senior year next year.”
For Adam, he is amazed at how far his daughter has come.
“Her spirits amazing, she’s great a very positive girl. Very strong girl. She gives us strength more than we’re giving it to her, it’s pretty impressive,” said Adam Long.