(Florence, Ky.) - A northern Kentucky mother and daughter are back home to finish their recovery from injuries suffered in the horrific stage collapse at the Indiana State Fair.
Seven people were killed and about 40 others were injured when a large gust of wind caused the stage to fall August 13. Dozens of people were near the stage waiting to see country music band Sugarland perform.
Jade Walcott, of Erlanger, was among the victims. She suffered a serious head injury.
Jade was released from Riley Children’s Hospital in Indianapolis on Friday. The 10-year-old spent much of the time in the hospital in a medically induced coma as she recovered.
Shannon Walcott, Jade’s mother, was also injured with a broken pelvis and ribs. She was released from the hospital weeks ago, but remained in Indianapolis with her daughter.
Hundreds of family and friends greeted the pair for a welcome home party, nearly two months after they were seriously hurt in the August 13 stage collapse.
Supporters gathered outside the Florence Mall Sunday holding “Welcome Home” signs as the mother-daughter couple arrived back in northern Kentucky together.
Jade will begin getting back to a normal 10-year-old’s life. She will start back as a fifth grader at River Ridge Elementary School this week.