Hoberman family speaks out after daughter Lily released from hospital

Lightning struck GUCI camp Saturday

INDIANAPOLIS - The family of one of the three children injured when lightning struck the Goldman Union Camp Institute last Saturday says their daughter is doing fine after being released from the hospital.

Jason and Michelle Hoberman of Chesterfield, Mo., say they've received an outpour of support from the Indianapolis community for their daughter Lily.

"We've built a close bond with the other families," Jason Hoberman said.

Lily was released from the hospital Monday and said she was excited to enjoy the rest of summer vacation.

"I'm going to finish out camp at home. It'll be like home school, only different," she said.

Other families who attend and serve as counselors at GUCI said hundreds of kids from around the country attend the four-week camps that run through the summer months.

Camp officials said their top aim is to keep kids safe.

"Please know, the safety of your children is our highest priority," Rabbi Mark Covitz said a message posted on the Facebook page of the Reform Jewish summer camp.

One of the other victims, 12-year-old Ethan Kadish, was flown via medical helicopter to a hospital in Cincinnati Wednesday.

The other child was released from the hospital Monday.

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