Following a traumatic brain injury in October 2012, Greer is "back in the saddle." This vibrant and fun-loving force of nature is horseback riding once again, showing no fear of the animal that sent her to her hospital unconscious via emergency helicopter, with a forehead-to-ear laceration and the right side of her face crushed.
Undergoing reconstructive surgery the next day, Greer made a remarkable recovery and was released a mere 10 days later with near-normal abilities to walk, talk and function. Greer's neurosurgeon expects her to make a full recovery within a year. She participates in riding lessons on a weekly basis, wearing a special caged helmet for added safety.
Greer's parents are grateful for the excellent care their daughter received—especially the pediatric intensive care unit, where she was nicknamed "Little Cowgirl."
Funds In Action
The dedicated pediatric CT scanner used to analyze Greer’s head injuries multiple times was purchased with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals funds, as was her private PICU hospital room.