Cobb mother paralyzed by tree limb transfers to Shepherd Center

The Cobb County mother paralyzed when she was hit by a tree limb has been moved to Atlanta’s Shepherd Center, where she will continue her recovery. 

Jennifer Lane, 47, was walking with her husband and youngest son in their Kennesaw neighborhood on Dec. 8 after several inches of snow blanketed metro Atlanta. The three had stopped on a bridge to take a picture of the snow when a limb fell, first hitting the bridge rail before hitting Lane. She was paralyzed from the waist down. 

On Monday, Lane was moved from WellStar Kennestone Hospital in Marietta to the Shepherd Center for spinal cord injury rehabilitation, according to a Shepherd spokeswoman. 

A family member declined an interview, but shared Lane’s story on an online GoFundMe page. More than $44,000 has been raised to assist the family with medical costs. 

In each case, trees did most of the damage

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