Many thought Mackenzie Wethington would never walk again after her parachute failed to open, sending her spiraling 3,500 feet before hitting the ground.  Nearly a month after the accident, she's made major strides in her recovery and spoke to the public for the first time.  

"I remember jumping out of the plane and looking up and seeing there was a complication with the parachute," said Wethington. "I started kicking my feet like I was taught in the class and I looked up and it still wasn't fixing, so I tried to pull the toggles apart and I just was not strong enough to fight off the wind. I just remember screaming and I blacked out."


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Wethington believes that her accident has given her a second chance at life.  She said "I've always wanted to be a surgeon and now I know that I want to specialize in trauma so I can relate to the patients more. I think this has just made me get a better look on life."

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