On November 16, 2012 a girl who goes to my school, Jacoby Miles, was paralyzed from the mid chest down. She was doing a routine exercise in gymnastics when she “got lost” and fell on a 8 inch mat on her neck. Immediately paralyzed she was rushed to a major hospital where it was discovered she broke vertebrae. Now a week later she had her surgery and can move her shoulders and the doctors are hopeful she will regain feeling to her wrists; However, walking again is in the “miracle category”. On November 24, 2012 she was transferred to a children’s hospital to begin intensive rehabilitation. That day she sat up for the first time since the accident (not by herself) which was huge for having a spinal injury. Jacoby has gotten a ton of support from local community members and even some across the world !! US Olympians like Nastia, MacKayla, Aly, Gabby, and more have even talked to her and given her words of encouragement ! Please keep Jacoby in your prayers to and hope for a miracle to happen and let her walk again! Jacoby is a strong girl and I know she can do it ! She didn’t deserve this, she is such a beautiful, nice, funny, and caring girl !
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