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Holly Springs officer updates wife's condition after Texas float accident

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The Holly Springs Police Department held a news conference for the officer and his wife who were injured in the Nov. 15 parade float accident in Midland, TX.

Officer Shane Ladner thanked the community for its support. Ladner also updated the condition of his wife, Meg Ladner.

Doctors amputated Meg Ladner's left leg. Pins were placed in her right leg. Meg Ladner also suffered a crushed pelvis during the accident.

Shane Ladner shared with CBS Atlanta News a conversation he had with his wife moments after they were injured.

"I told her, 'I'm not going to give up on you if you don't give up on yourself.' She said, 'I'm not,'" Shane Ladner said. He became emotional as he described Meg Ladner as being kind and loving.

The couple was riding on a float with other injured veterans when a train plowed into them. The incident made news around the nation.

Shane Ladner, who is an Army veteran, suffered a back injury but has managed to mask his pain and has remained by his wife's bedside.

Meg Ladner is still in critical but stable condition at Atlanta Medical Center. She's expected to be in the hospital several more months.

Friends of the couple are planning two pancake breakfast fundraisers to be held the first and second Saturdays of December.

The events will be held at the Longhorn Steakhouse at 2700 Town Center Dr. in Kennesaw from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 am.

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