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DETROIT (WJBK) -

Abby Wetherell says she stills feels plenty of pain after she was mauled by a black bear in northern Michigan last week.

But the 12-year-old was all smiles in the Detroit Tigers clubhouse Thursday as she talked with reporters about the frightening incident and met her favorite ballplayer.

"I'm feeling OK," said Wetherell. "I'm still in a lot of pain, but it will go away soon."

The seventh-grader was attacked as she jogged at dusk Aug. 15 near her grandfather's cabin in a wooded area just outside Cadillac, about 200 miles northwest of Detroit.

To help lift Wetherell's spirits, the Tigers organization hosted her and her family to Thursday's game against Minnesota. While FOX 2's Woody Woodriffe was interviewing Abby about the  attack, her favorite Tiger, Don Kelly, walked in the room to meet her.

"It's awesome. To see what she went through and her attitude, and how positive she is. It's pretty cool," said Kelly.

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