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Accident Victim Lela Carpenter Hopes To Be A Good Grandma And Walk Again

With the Thanksgiving holiday approaching, Lela Carpenter is thankful to "be here." She is also grateful to be around her family and can now hear their laughter daily.

She has been home about a week from an extended stay at Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital in Lincoln, and then two different nursing homes in the central and eastern parts of the state. Lela is home to Kimball as a quadriplegic.

But her goals center on "being a good grandma and getting up and walking again."

At her home, Lela tells her story in a matter-of-fact fashion, not questioning fate or asking, "Why me? Or Why not someo...