Aspen father: Mackenzie Langley set for another surgery Thursday

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Mackenzie Langley

After undergoing back, jaw-repair and facial surgeries, Aspen High School student Mackenzie Langley remains under the care of the Children’s Hospital in Denver, her father said Tuesday.

“Please pray for Mackenzie,” Bob Langley said.

Mackenzie, 16, was a passenger in a vehicle that rolled over and crashed at 1:15 a.m. June 23 off Castle Creek Road near the Aspen Music Festival and School campus. The driver and another passenger were wearing seatbelts and suffered minor injuries, according to the Colorado State Patrol.

Correcting comments that a high school student made to The Aspen Times for a Friday article, Langley said that his daughter has not been in a coma, and she has not had any feelings in her legs.

“She has been heavily sedated and has had a huge concussion,” he said.

Another surgery, for her facial nerves, is scheduled Thursday, Langley said, adding that there has no been no bleeding on the brain.

“We have a lot to be grateful for,” he said. “She’s here, and the outpouring from the community has been completely overwhelming.”

Mackenzie Langley’s mother is Darnell. Mackenzie has four siblings.

An account has been set up at Alpine Bank for those who would like to donate money toward her medical fund.