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Cheerleader hurt after goalpost falls on her head

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In mid-October, Cyril cheerleader Jenessa Thompson was severely injured after a football goalpost fell on her head.Thompson was released from the hospital this weekend. She’s alive and well, but her jaw is still wired shut.“Twenty days in a hospital bed. Kind of takes a toll on someone,” the 15-year-old girl said. “God is great. Like, none of this would have been possible without him; 100%, I wouldn’t be alive.”Thompson was injured after she and her cheer squad climbed on a football goalpost for photos when it came crashing down.“I started to see her falling, so I went to go catch her. But it was the goalpost that ended up falling. That’s really the last thing I remember,” Thompson said.Thompson’s parents know she has a long road ahead of her but believe her journey has been nothing short of miraculous.“It’s just been one miracle after the next,” Daniel Thompson said.“Every time I talk about it, I cry. I still cry,” Christina Thompson added.That’s because the goalpost could have easily killed their daughter.“The doctor said it just looked like a bomb had gone off in the head,” Christina Thompson said.The cheerleader underwent three surgeries. She still has multiple skull fractures and possible hearing loss, and Thompson’s family is still praying to see if she regains eyesight in her right eye.“The most pain I’m in is my jaw and mouth. But other than that, I’m good,” Jenessa Thompson said.She said she even walked over a mile and a half recently.The 15-year-old is determined to heal and get back to basketball and cheerleading. She believes the community is cheering her on, which helps keep her spirits high.“I really don’t have enough words to thank everyone for everything they’ve done for me,” Jenessa Thompson said.A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jenessa Thompson’s family pay for her medical bills. Anyone who would like to donate can do so here.

CYRIL, Okla. —

In mid-October, Cyril cheerleader Jenessa Thompson was severely injured after a football goalpost fell on her head.

Thompson was released from the hospital this weekend. She’s alive and well, but her jaw is still wired shut.

“Twenty days in a hospital bed. Kind of takes a toll on someone,” the 15-year-old girl said. “God is great. Like, none of this would have been possible without him; 100%, I wouldn’t be alive.”

Thompson was injured after she and her cheer squad climbed on a football goalpost for photos when it came crashing down.

“I started to see her falling, so I went to go catch her. But it was the goalpost that ended up falling. That’s really the last thing I remember,” Thompson said.

Thompson’s parents know she has a long road ahead of her but believe her journey has been nothing short of miraculous.

“It’s just been one miracle after the next,” Daniel Thompson said.

“Every time I talk about it, I cry. I still cry,” Christina Thompson added.

That’s because the goalpost could have easily killed their daughter.

“The doctor said it just looked like a bomb had gone off in the head,” Christina Thompson said.

The cheerleader underwent three surgeries. She still has multiple skull fractures and possible hearing loss, and Thompson’s family is still praying to see if she regains eyesight in her right eye.

“The most pain I’m in is my jaw and mouth. But other than that, I’m good,” Jenessa Thompson said.

She said she even walked over a mile and a half recently.

The 15-year-old is determined to heal and get back to basketball and cheerleading. She believes the community is cheering her on, which helps keep her spirits high.

“I really don’t have enough words to thank everyone for everything they’ve done for me,” Jenessa Thompson said.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jenessa Thompson’s family pay for her medical bills. Anyone who would like to donate can do so here.