Kaylee Gain: Missouri teen still has 'significant cognitive impairment' after recovering from coma following brutal school fight

Kaylee Gain: Missouri teen still has 'significant cognitive impairment' after recovering from coma following brutal school fight
Kaylee Gain is still unable to walk without assistance since she recovered from a coma recently (GoFundMe)

ST LOUIS, MISSOURI: 16-year-old Kaylee Gain who tragically suffered "traumatic brain injuries" after a physical altercation outside her school, is still displaying “significant cognitive impairment” while in the hospital, as per a statement by her family. 

The victim, who recently started interacting with her family members again, has been in the hospital since March 8.

According to an April 1 statement, the family’s attorney, Bryan Kaemmerer, said that Gain seems to know that she is in the hospital but she is not aware why. 

What did Kaylee Gain's attorney Bryan Kaemmerer say?

In “limited conversations,” Gain “tends to reiterate the same short sentences over and over,” Kaemmerer said in the statement, per People Magazine.

He also stated that Gain is still unable to walk without the assistance of hospital staff.

A 15-year-old girl who allegedly beat up Kaylee Gain on March 8 has been arrested

According to a previous statement shared by the Gain family, the 15-year-old involved in the altercation was arrested.

The fight that landed Gain in the hospital occurred on March 8 and was captured on camera, as reported by the St Louis County Police Department. 

8 juveniles have been booked for potential assault on Kaylee Gain that led to her 'severe head injury'

According to the authorities, Gain was found suffering “a severe head injury."

KSDK reported that the video showed one girl hitting another’s head onto the pavement multiple times.

The 15-year-old suspect was referred to family court on March 9.

Police said that eight other juveniles have been referred to court for consideration of potential assault charges in connection with the incident since then. 

The 15-year-old suspect reportedly wants to apologize for the crime 

In the statement released through Kaemmerer on Monday, the family said it was encouraging to hear that the suspect wants to apologize for what happened.

“While these statements do not change the family’s position that it is appropriate for the suspect to be tried as an adult, it is encouraging that the accused appears to be remorseful for what transpired during these unfortunate events,” Kaemmerer said.

Kaemmerer also noted that the family has since learned that social media posts made from an account with the accused’s name that the attorney called “distasteful" do not appear to be legitimate given that the suspect did not have access to her phone in the aftermath of the attack.

Two GoFundMe accounts started in the wake of Gain’s hospitalization have combined to raise over $440,000. On March 22, it was announced that she had been moved out of ICU as her recovery continues.

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