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Hall woman 'a walking miracle' after near-fatal horse riding accident
Oakwood worker rebounds after fracturing skull in March
Tabitha Hale is seen in the hospital days following her accident while riding a horse that left her with severe head trauma.
For Kim Smith, two photographs taken 20 minutes apart on March 6 capture not just the briskness of time but the frailty of life and the need to savor every moment. The first picture was snapped at 5:41 p.m. by Smith as her daughter, Tabitha Hale, sat atop her horse at her Lula home, reins in hands and smiling broadly as she basked in the late afternoon sun. Then, at 6:01 p.m., after a call to 911, Smith took a photo of Tabitha “lying face-down on the gravel and blood running out of both sides of her ears.”