She’s clinging to life.
Kalynn Smith, a member of Alpha Phi, was critically hurt when she landed on concrete early Thursday morning after falling out of a window at the organization’s house in Columbus.
The marketing major was rushed to Wexner Medical Center after being found around 3.20am.
According to OSU’s The Lantern, police said that alcohol did play a factor in Smith’s fall, but would not elaborate. The incident does appear to be an accident, police said.
On Friday morning, a woman who appeared to be her mother shared on Facebook that she had a successful surgery to repair several broken bones and is expected to survive, the New York Daily News reported.
In addition, Smith has been taken off a ventilator and will require additional surgery, but ‘will eventually be back to her normal activity level,’ the post said.
Madison Nye, president of OSU’s Alpha Phi chapter, said in a statement to the Lantern: ‘Alpha Phi was deeply saddened to learn that Kalynn was hurt, and we are grateful for the wonderful support shown by the Ohio State community for her and our chapter in this time of deep concern for our loved sister.
‘As devastating as this accident was, we will continue to support Kalynn and her family on her road to recovery.’
A statement from the Alpha Phi international fraternity’s executive director said Smith is a respected member at the Ohio State Alpha Phi chapter, as she is the vice president of membership recruitment.