The family of a teen who lost her leg after an accident during last week's winter storm spoke out for the first time Thursday.
Mary Lindemulder, 13, was struck by a vehicle as she tried to push her mother's car out of the snow. The accident happened near Circle 75 in Cobb County.
The teen had her left leg severed and her right leg severely injured. She was with her mother, grandmother and twin sister, Maggie, at the time of the accident.
Mary's uncle said her parents, Wendy and Scott Lindemulder, did not want to speak but did want to thank the community.
Gregg Lindemulder read a statement to reporters outside Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Eggleston, where his niece is recovering.
"Both Wendy and Scott are extremely grateful for the many people sending their prayers, thoughts and well wishes for Mary," said Gregg Lindemulder. "The outpouring of kindness and messages of hope have been a comfort and a reminder of the good in the world, when it is needed most."
Mary's uncle said the family is asking for privacy as Mary undergoes physical therapy and continues her recovery.
"It is Wendy, Scott and Maggie Lindermulder's firm belief that while this tragedy has unfairly and abruptly taken so many things from Mary, they are all now on the journey to seek what is given," said Gregg Lindemulder. "Your continued respect for their privacy is appreciated."
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