Last State fair ride victim leaves hospital
Posted February 16, 2014
Raleigh, N.C. — A man who was seriously injured while getting off a ride at the North Carolina State Fair nearly four months ago was released from a local hospital on Wednesday.
Anthony Gorham, his wife, Kisha, and her 14-year-old son, Justen Hunter, were getting off the Vortex Oct. 24 when it unexpectedly started. All three were thrown off the ride. Two other people were injured.
Anthony and Kisha Gorham were released from the hospital in November and went through several surgeries and intensive rehabilitation, according to a fundraising website created to help with the family's medical expenses.
Anthony Gorham suffered brain, skull, neck and spinal cord injuries.
“This is the day that the Lord has made. I will rejoice and be glad in it, for this is the day He blessed my husband to come home from the hospital,” read the latest website entry on Feb. 12. “Our journey is far from over. Please continue to pray for my family. Anthony is still recovering, and (Justen) is continuing to deal with the emotional impact.”
Ride owner Joshua Macaroni and ride operator Timothy Tutterrow each faces charges of assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident.