A 15-year-old cheerleader had her life turned upside down after a football goalpost fell on her head.
Jenessa Thompson, the cheerleader at Cyril High School, had to be airlifted to Oklahoma University Medical Center after the frightening situation unfolded on Monday night.
Her grandmother, Debbie Thompson, had this to say:
“I don’t even know what to text but gratefulness that Jenessa is alert enough to be worried about missing basketball tomorrow,” Debbie wrote on Facebook. “She is supposed to be in ICU for a couple of days. She still needs prayer for a complete recovery. They are watching her very closely and she is still getting lots of scans and seeing lots of doctors.”
Debbie Thompson believes she shouldn’t have survived the accident.
“She shouldn’t have survived that severe a blow to the head but she made it. There were so many people that rushed to the football field and everyone of them was praying hard. The cheerleaders didn’t fall apart when it happened, they jumped into action and lifted that massive goal post off of Jenessa head.”
At practice, Thompson said the cheer team wanted to pose for a picture on the football goalpost. Jenessa was on the ground next to her cheer coach as they took the picture. https://t.co/OPt03MR6U4
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“She wasn’t responsive that I could tell. Her little arms were limp,” Thompson said. “She was moaning but pretty much unconscious.”
The cheerleading team was reportedly posing for a picture on the goalpost when it crashed down on Jenessa. Doctors told them she might have a broken or dislocated jaw but are still looking for any more issues.