Harrison improving, starts rehab

Published 5:59 pm Friday, July 12, 2013

Westside Elementary School kindergarten teacher Amanda Harrison has improved throughout this week, and began rehabilitation at Spain Rehabilitation Center in Birmingham.

Valley Harrison, her brother-in-law, said she has made a lot of improvements this week.

“She’s starting to feel better,” he said, “she’s just very weak. They are still treating her for encephalitis, but she has been able to walk a little bit and is communicating with people.”

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He added that she still has a long way to go, but this week has been promising. He also said he spoke with his brother, Matt Harrison, who wanted to thank everyone for the prayers and support.

“He wanted everyone to know they really appreciate their thoughts, prayers and support over the last few weeks,” he said.

Valley also said the fishing tournament held on Saturday, July 6 by Gabe Aldridge and Walton Roberts was successful, and the support was overwhelming.

“The main thing at this point is that she has improved enough to start rehab, and she is showing a lot of progress,” he said.