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Condition of injured teen has improved

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A prayer vigil was held Sunday at Middlesex High School for Kirstin Cole, who was seriously injured in a crash on August 18. Above, Cole’s mother Misty Smith (holding microphone) hugs Ashley Nicole Schultz, who along with her family came upon Cole soon after the accident and stayed with her until rescue workers arrived. (Photo by Kristee Norwood)

by Tom Chillemi

Kirstin Cole, who has been hospitalized since a single-vehicle crash on August 18, is improving, said her mother Misty Smith of Hartfield.

“Kirstin is doing well and getting stronger every day,” wrote her mother on Tuesday in response to the Sentinel’s request for an update. “Her cranial pressure is stable and her fever has broken. Kirstin can sense when people talk to her. She has some eye movement but has not opened her eyes. She is still medically sedated but is still going strong,” said Smith.

“Kirstin has a lot of love and support around her and even through people she has never met before. I can’t find words to thank everyone for everything,” wrote Smith.

Community members gathered for a prayer vigil for Kirstin on Sunday at Middlesex High School. Those who prayed for her include family, friends, strangers and members of the Middlesex County Volunteer Rescue Squad of Deltaville.

Check out the ‘Prayers for Kirstin’ page, with almost 5,000 likes, on Facebook.

Kirstin Cole is a 2013 graduate of Middlesex High School.

posted 08.28.2013

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