After Surviving 7-Story Fall, New York Girl, 8, Wants to Become Doctor

A New York City girl who survived a 7-story fall says the medical care she's received has inspired her to want to become a doctor.

Eight-year-old Destiny Antonio fell from a broken window in her family's Bronx public housing apartment in August.

She's recovering from a shattered hip and broken leg at a Westchester County children's hospital. A metal rod and pins keep her hip in place. Doctors aren't sure whether she'll walk normally again.

Destiny remains in good spirits. She wants to study medicine so she can help others.

Her mother, Robin Antonio, says she'd complained about the window, which shouldn't open more than 4 1/4 inches.

The Housing Authority didn't immediately return a message.


Information from: New York Post,