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Near-drowning victim makes big steps in recovery

Shelby Patrick, 9, at Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas.(Courtesy: Patrick family) Shelby Patrick, 9, at Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas.(Courtesy: Patrick family)
Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas
Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas
SHREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) -

A girl who nearly drowned at a Shreveport country club is making big steps in her recovery.

Family members say 9-year-old Shelby Patrick gained full control of her arms and legs Tuesday. They say Shelby can walk and run, dress herself including tying her shoes and feed herself. Shelby also braided her doll's hair.

Family members say Shelby continued to run and play on Wednesday.

Shelby Patrick is recovering at Our Children's House at Baylor in Dallas.

Shelby June 2, while Shelby was at a pool party at East Ridge Country Club. Her parents say she could not swim, and during the party she somehow ended up at the bottom of the pool.

South Highland Elementary Magnet will host "Movies and Munchies" featuring an outdoor screening of Shelby's favorite movie, "Madagascar" to help raise money for her recovery on Friday at 8 p.m.. There will be plenty of snacks and donations are appreciated.

Fun activities are planned from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Don't forget to bring your lawn chairs or blankets.

Suggested admission is $5 per person or $20 maximum per family. Tickets may be purchased from 10:00 a.m. to Noon at South Highlands or at the door on Friday. Food items, water and snacks will be available for purchase. No outside food or drinks please.  

All proceeds will be donated to offset medical expenses for Shelby.

If you would like to donate to the Shelby Patrick fund, you can contact Progressive Bank at 318-213-5725.

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