Monday started out as a normal cheer practice for 15-year-old Jenessa Thompson, who’s a cheerleader in Oklahoma.“We got the idea, let’s go to the goalpost and take some pictures,” said Skylie Thompson, a fellow cheerleader and Jenessa’s cousin.But that post fell while the Cyril High School cheerleaders were on it.“It just tilted this way and then fell forward,” Skylie said.The cheerleaders and their coach were not injured — except for Jenessa. The goalpost had fallen on her head.“I just saw that massive beam going across her head,” cheer coach Taylor Reynolds said“Underneath the pole, she was kind of just not moving,” Skylie said. Skylie and three other cheerleaders then picked up the massive goalpost off her. She tried to stand but collapsed in her coach’s arms.“The amount of blood, I just … asked her to relax, to lay in my arms,” Reynolds said.Jenessa was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.“I prayed. Everyone prayed,” said Debbie Thompson, Jenessa’s grandmother.Debbie Thompson said she thinks the prayers from everyone in the community truly saved her life.“The difference between yesterday and today is just unreal,” Debbie Thompson said.That’s because, within 24 hours, Jenessa is up walking and talking.“A miracle in itself because what I saw should have taken her out,” Reynolds said.The 15-year-old still has a long road to recovery but is doing better than expected. The family has asked that people continue to pray because there is a chance she may not recover eyesight in one of her eyes.A GoFundMe page has been set up to help Jenessa’s family pay for her medical bills. Anyone who would like to donate can do so here.

Monday started out as a normal cheer practice for 15-year-old Jenessa Thompson, who’s a cheerleader in Oklahoma.

“We got the idea, let’s go to the goalpost and take some pictures,” said Skylie Thompson, a fellow cheerleader and Jenessa’s cousin.

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But that post fell while the Cyril High School cheerleaders were on it.

“It just tilted this way and then fell forward,” Skylie said.

The cheerleaders and their coach were not injured — except for Jenessa. The goalpost had fallen on her head.

“I just saw that massive beam going across her head,” cheer coach Taylor Reynolds said

“Underneath the pole, she was kind of just not moving,” Skylie said.

Skylie and three other cheerleaders then picked up the massive goalpost off her. She tried to stand but collapsed in her coach’s arms.

“The amount of blood, I just … asked her to relax, to lay in my arms,” Reynolds said.

Jenessa was flown to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City.

“I prayed. Everyone prayed,” said Debbie Thompson, Jenessa’s grandmother.

Debbie Thompson said she thinks the prayers from everyone in the community truly saved her life.

“The difference between yesterday and today is just unreal,” Debbie Thompson said.

That’s because, within 24 hours, Jenessa is up walking and talking.

“A miracle in itself because what I saw should have taken her out,” Reynolds said.

The 15-year-old still has a long road to recovery but is doing better than expected. The family has asked that people continue to pray because there is a chance she may not recover eyesight in one of her eyes.

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

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