Family Reports Issy Stapleton Is Walking, Talking
The father of an autistic girl from Benzie County says Isabelle Stapleton is making “incredible strides” in her recovery. Matt Stapleton commented in a Facebook post.
His wife, Kelli Stapleton, is in jail held without bond on a charge of attempted murder.
Kelli and Issy were found together last week in a van, both suffering carbon monoxide poisoning.
Matt Stapleton says Issy has confirmed brain damage, but the extent is not clear. She is no longer in critical condition. She has smiled, he says, and she is walking and talking.
Issy Stapleton is prone to aggression and violence. She spent much of the year getting treatment at a program downstate and had only recently returned home. IPR told the family's story earlier this year.