GHS cheerleader still hospitalized


Published: Friday, January 3, 2003 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Thursday, January 2, 2003 at 9:38 p.m.
A Gainesville High School student who was injured in a cheerleading accident last week remained in serious condition Thursday, hospital officials said.
"Her condition remains unchanged," said Jason Vandiver, spokesman for Kosair Children's Hospital, in Louisville, Ky.
Candis Vinson, a 15-year-old GHS freshman, was hospitalized after falling and striking her head during a cheerleading stunt on the sidelines of a holiday basketball tournament game in Lebanon, Ky., on Dec. 27.
Family members said she received multiple skull fractures after falling during a "basket toss" maneuver during the game.
Vinson's condition was upgraded from critical to serious earlier this week. In a news release issued Thursday, Vinson's mother, Amanda, said the 15-year-old's prognosis is "guarded," though she is conscious and "interacting appropriately with members of her family."
Concerned members of the community can send cards or letters to Candis Vinson, care of Kosair Children's Hospital at 321 E. Chestnut St. Louisville, Ky., 40202, the news release stated.
Tim Lockette can be reached at 374-5088 or lockett@ gvillesun.com

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