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State Sen. Amanda Mays Bledsoe undergoes emergency surgery after injury by horse.

By: - December 18, 2023 6:45 pm

Sen. Amanda Mays Bledsoe, R-Lexington. (Photo by LRC Public Information)

Sen. Amanda Mays Bledsoe, R-Lexington, issued a statement Monday saying that she is recovering from emergency surgery after being kicked in the face by her family’s horse. She said she is hopeful of making a full recovery and “returning to. Frankfort and getting back to work as soon as possible.”

“On the afternoon of Dec. 15, I was caring for our family’s horse when I was unexpectedly kicked in the face, which resulted in needing to undergo emergency surgery over the weekend. While this injury is serious, I am eternally grateful that I believe I will make a full recovery and will not have any long-term or permanent damage.

“I want to especially thank the Lexington Fayette County EMS and Fire Department, which responded to the scene and transported me to the hospital, and the medical professionals at the University of Kentucky Hospital Trauma Critical Care Center who, in my most urgent time of need, provided me with world-class care that was second to none.

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