UPDATE: (January 24, 2017) The family of Kylie Hausman said that her condition remains unchanged at this time. Kylie was transferred to Loma Linda Acute Rehabilitation. Friends of the Hausman family started a Go Fund Me Account to assist the family with extra expenses resulting from her injuries so that they can focus only on her recovery.
MORENO VALLEY – A 17-year-old Citrus Hill High School junior remains hospitalized on Friday evening after a fall during cheerleading practice on Wednesday.
Kylie Hausman, a flyer on her High School Cheerleading team was injured when dropped while performing a stunt. After falling to the ground, Kylee was unable to move and was rushed to Riverside County Regional Medical Center. Initially, a spinal cord injury was suspected, but medical tests revealed that there was no injury to her spinal cord nor were there any fractures to her spine.
Her father, Jay Hausman, a San Bernardino County Firefighter Paramedic said that she has shown some positive signs, but is still not out of the woods with full recovery being around 50% right now. He said that although her left leg is mostly paralyzed at this time, she can wiggle her toes and was able to flex her quad muscle slightly. Kylie’s diagnosis is a lumbar plexus injury and at this time the severity of the damage is not known.
Jay Hausman said that Kylie has already expressed that she would like to go back to cheerleading. “if that’s what she wants then we will let her, he said. “My wife has been a high school cheer coach for over 20 years. I had a hard time with letting her fly again, but it will be up to her and her mom.”
According to the National Institutes of Health high school cheerleading accounts for over 65% of all high school female catastrophic sports injuries. “ I don’t think I would stop my son from going back to a varsity football team if he broke his arm or something. Cheer is a sport just like football and just as dangerous!” he added. Jay Hausman and Kylie’s mother, Stacey Hausman are very scared for their young daughter who is awaiting transfer to another facility.
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