Shark attack victim from Archdale getting ready to return to school

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Kiersten Yow

HIGH POINT, N.C. — Kierston Yow, the 12-year-old Archdale girl who lost part of her left arm in a shark attack June 14 at Oak Island, is all set to return to school.

She was released July 24 from Levine Children’s Hospital and is now getting back to her “new normal.”

In the meantime, a meal fundraiser in honor of Yow will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 22 at Fairfield United Methodist Church, 1505 NC Hwy. 62, High Point. Cost is by donation.

All donations go to the Yow family to help with medical expenses.

Following reconstructive surgery and lots of physical therapy, the courageous youngster is walking, doing some athletic activities and has learned to tie her shoes with one hand, the Archdale-Trinity News reported.

“This experience, though traumatic, has shown us the true kindness and generosity of the human spirit. Having friends and strangers alike rally behind Kiersten has made the experience easier and is something we will never forget!” said her parents, Brian and Laurie Yow.

Send cards to:
Kiersten Yow Support
P.O. Box 2006
Asheboro, NC 27204