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Jacobs’ condition upgraded

Tim Mutrie

The condition of Halley Jacobs, who was struck by a car last month near Basalt, has been upgraded from critical to serious.

However, the 13-year-old Aspen girl remains in a coma, according to family friend Tricia McKenzie.

Jacobs’ vital signs are more stable than they have been since the accident, McKenzie said. The girl is being transferred this morning from the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at St. Mary’s Hospital in Grand Junction to the ICU at Denver Children’s Hospital.

“Halley’s spirit is still strong, and there is still so much response from the community; it’s just amazing,” McKenzie said.

Jacobs was struck by a car in the Holland Hills section of Highway 82 just after dark on Dec. 10, as she and a group of friends attempted to cross the road to get to an upvalley bus stop.

Her parents, Sunny Redmond and Jim Jacobs, are asking friends and concerned community members to keep her in their prayers, McKenzie said. They believe all the positive energy from prayer and good will has been instrumental in her progress, she said.

For information about how to contact Jacobs and her family at Denver Children’s via mail or fax, call Tricia McKenzie at 923-5033. She is asking that people not call Denver Children’s Hospital directly.

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