GC Tech Student Injured in Wreck Transferred to Atlanta Hospital

DECEMBER 7, 2006 - Posted at 5:32 p.m. CST

PARAGOULD, AR - A Greene County Tech High School student seriously injured in a traffic accident in late October has been transferred to an Atlanta hospital to begin a new phase of treatment and rehabilitation.

Whitney Whelchel, 15, was transferred from The Med in Memphis to the Shepherd Center in Atlanta for three to five weeks of treatment.  The facility is a private, non-profit hospital dedicated to the care and rehabilitation of people with spinal cord injuries and diseases, acquired brain injuries, multiple sclerosis and other related problems.

Whelchel remains in a coma, but her condition is reported to be improving.