Agnes Kim, 21, of Snellville, driver of a car in which four of her friends were killed April 27 in Oconee County, has been transferred from Athens Regional Medical Center to Shepherd Center in Atlanta for brain-injury rehabilitation.
Kim was admitted to Shepherd Center’s brain injury unit, disorders of consciousness program – a program for patients who are semi-comatose or minimally conscious. Reducing medical acuity, preventing medical complications and continually measuring arousal and attention to the environment are key components of this program. The program also addresses neuropharmacological management, nutritional management, maximizing mobility, and family education and training.
Kim’s family is appreciative for the outpouring of support from the University of Georgia community and the public, but have requested privacy at this time. The treatment team has also stated it will not be doing interviews.
Kim’s friends have created a YouCaring.com web page where visitors can get updates, leave messages of encouragement and make a donation to help cover medical-related expenses. That page, titled “Together for Agnes,” is available at http://bit.ly/1OhVI3f.