Kaylan Dowdie, a courageous teenager who faced a severe attack at a party in November 2020, reached a milestone on Monday by taking her first steps since the unfortunate incident. Her mother, Veneshia Buckley, shared the emotional moment of her progress on YouTube.
In the video, Kaylan is seen taking cautious and deliberate steps while gripping onto two sturdy iron bars with the aid of two attentive nurses. One nurse stays closely behind her, offering stability by holding onto her waist, while the other nurse offers gentle support by holding her hand from outside the bars.
Towards the end of the video, Kaylan shows remarkable progress and courage as she takes her first steps since 2020, moving forward one step at a time. Throughout the entire process, the nurses are helpful, patient, and supportive, making the experience smoother and more comfortable for the survivor.
After spending 18 months in the hospital and accumulating a medical bill of over $40 million, Dowdie is set to undergo two more surgeries before focusing on rehabilitation. Despite the challenges, Buckley reported that Dowdie is feeling good, and Buckley is proud of her daughter for persevering through the difficult journey.
Dowdie was only 17 years old when she was allegedly attacked by five women during an illegal party on November 7, 2020. The suspects, Shakeema McLeod, Nadine Aldridge, Yoland Vassell, Timone Williams, and Casiann Lewis, were arrested and charged with wounding with intent and unlawful wounding. Their court hearing is scheduled for November 6, 2023, in the Supreme Court.
Watch the video below: