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Teagan Marti back in Madison as children's hospital plans expansion

MADISON (WKOW) - The 14-year-old girl critically injured at an amusement park in Wisconsin Dells will be in Madison Monday.

Teagan Marti will be at the American Family Children's Hospital where she spent more than one month recovering. Her family is expected to update the public about her recovery.

According to the Wisconsin State Journal, the hospital will undergo a major expansion that will begin later this year. This includes a surgical neonatal intensive care unit. The State Journal reports there is expected to be a $16.4 million dollar fundraising campaign.

Marti was as the hospital after her July 2010 accident. She fell 100 feet to the ground on an amusement park ride. She broke her spine and pelvis.

At the he news conference Monday, hospital officials will discuss Teagan's recovery process and the hospital's expansion plans.


MADISON (WKOW) --  American Family Children's Hospital announced plans Saturday for a $32 million expansion, during a Friends of UW Hospital and Clinics gala benefit.

A UW Hospitals spokesperson told our news gathering partners at the Wisconsin State Journal construction is expected to begin later this year, and will include a surgical neonatal intensive care unit, pediatric imaging suite, cardiac categorization lab and two more operating rooms.

There will be a $16.4 million fundraising campaign, along with a $15.6 million commitment from the hospital.

American Family children's hospital has scheduled a 10:30 a.m. Monday news conference in the hospital lobby to talk about the expansion plans.

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