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Jacoby Miles 15, Gymnast Paralyzed After Fall

Blogged By: De De Tillman

Source: Yahoo News

Posted: Tuesday November 20, 2012 @ 6:02 p.m PST


Jacoby Miles a 15-year-old competitive gymnast from Puyallup, Wash., stepped up to the uneven bars  to practice a move she’d done successfully a thousand times. Disoriented, she landed on her neck, with only an 8-inch mat to break her fall.

Miles was immediately taken to St. Joseph Hospital in Tacoma, where a CAT scan showed her C4 vertebrae had been dislocated. Doctors have told the family that the chances of using her legs again would be in the “miracle category.”