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Injured Zillah teen transferred from Harborview in 'satisfactory' condition

ZILLAH, Wash. - After more than a month, Kirsten Tackett, a Zillah High School student who was critically injured during a school field day event, has been discharged from Harborview Medical Center in satisfactory condition. 

Harborview spokesman Susan Gregg said she has been transferred to "dedicated pediatric hospital in Seattle."

At the time of her release from Harborview, Tackett's condition was considered "satisfactory" because she was no longer in the ICU, but she was still overcoming a serious injury. 

Tackett, 18, was playing an inflatable "bounce house-like" game on May 1 when a large dust devil came by and blew the inflatable 15-20 feet in the air and carried it hundreds of feet downfield, according to the Zillah Police Department.

The incident led authorities to call in a helicopter and transport Tackett to the hospital. Three other students had injuries that were not life-threatening. 

Tackett spent weeks in the intensive care unit without regaining consciousness. Then in late May, her family said she spoke for the first time since the incident. After that, Gregg said she was no longer considered to be in serious condition. 

On Monday, KAPP-KVEW has reached out to Seattle Children's Hospital, but the hospital was not able to confirm if Tackett is currently a patient there. 

A GoFundMe page created on behalf of Tackett's family has raised more than $22,000 since May 2. 


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