A cheerleader's mom, who was attacked by a shark last week, provided a heartbreaking update on her daughter.
Addison Betea, a 17-year-old girl from in Perry, Florida, was attacked by an estimated 9-foot shark on Thursday, June 30th.
The teen was scalloping When she felt something touching her feet, she, along with her brother, Let Willingham, Keaton Beach, Florida. On the beach.
After a while she fought the shark and she bit her many times until the Addison brothers helped pull her away from her beast.
Fortunately, her brothers Let, a firefighter, a paramedic, and other local sailors tied a tourniquet and Addison's bleeding until she was airlifted to a trauma center. Helped to suppress.
Her injured teenage mother, Michelle Bethea, told the sun Tuesday morning:
Michelle said the doctor gave her daughter something to help her rest, and "she will fall asleep almost all day today, which she needs. Thing".
In addition, her daughter's plastic surgeon postponed Addison's next surgery to Wednesday at 7:30 am due to the complexity of her case. Addison, who has already undergone two surgeries since the
attack, lost the quadriceps of his right leg and suffered major damage to his nerves and blood vessels.
She needs to amputate her leg just above her right knee during Wednesday surgery at her recovering Tallahassee Memorial Healthcare.
Regarding Addison's survival skills and her knowledge of sharks, Michelle tells Sun:
"She tried to do everything right-like hitting a shark's nose.
" Addison tried to pry a shark out of her finger, but that's advice. It's an instinct you can't do. It's an instinct to survive. "
Michelle explained how Addison and her three brothers have been scalloping since they were able to swim.
She also pointed out that her daughter was her "companion swimming with her brother" when the attack occurred.
Despite what Michelle calls an "abnormal accident," she claims her daughter is still going back to the water.
"Because this happened, you can't stop living your life. It was a calm day with clear water, and she had a swimming companion." 4 The mother of the person added.
Michelle is optimistic that her "tough and strong" daughter will adapt well to this major life change, and Addison's attitude remains positive, she said. I did.
Her sons also tried to clarify the situation when the oldest Jared told Addison at the hospital: "I'm going to ask you who your favorite brother is. "No."
Despite stunning optimism, Michelle admitted that her family would soon "bear considerable medical costs as Addison needs a prosthesis in the near future." rice field.
"Our concern is that Addison will be her most agile in the future, which will bring her the most normal life, so this
67} I chose the route, "explained Michelle.
She hopes that people can help her daughter through several approved fundraising activities that have been established.
Approved fundraiser will be shared on her Facebook pageFight Like Addison.
One of the fundraising activities isGoFundMeentitled "Addison Bethea's Medical Expenses, Shark Attacks". The
crowdfunding page has since raised more than half of its $ 40,000 target.
Photos and updates about Addison's recovery will also be shared on our Facebook page.
The latest update on this page says, "Thanks for her overwhelming love and support for our sweet girl, Addison."
"She has responded to our pride and joy for 17 years. I don't particularly like why she was introduced to the world, but her humor, strength, and most importantly, I trust you, "he continues to update.
"Follow this page for updates, family messages, and funding opportunities as you navigate this new and unexpected journey together. Never give up and always #fightlikeaddison Don't forget. "