Injured Penn State cheerleader returns for rehabiliation

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by Karma Dickerson

WHAS11.com

Posted on November 18, 2012 at 8:44 PM

Updated Monday, Nov 19 at 4:48 PM

Louisville, Ky. (WHAS) – Paige Raque, a Penn State cheerleader native to Louisville returned home Saturday to recover from injuries sustained from a five-story fall at an apartment near the University’s campus.

Nearly 20 of the 19-year-old’s loved ones greeted the plane provided by a fellow cheerleader’s father wearing the buttons with what’s been their simple message throughout the ordeal – “Pray for Paige.”

Since her fall, the Penn State sophomore has fought through a coma and healing from a shattered pelvis and head trauma. Her progress was enough for doctors to release her back to Louisville.

“She’s a miracle girl right now and a lot of prayers have been answered,” Raque’s father Tom said.

Her father says she has a long and painful recovery ahead but he’s happy to have her just as she is.

According to her father, Paige will be a Frazier Rehab, hopefully no longer than two weeks. The plan is for her to start trying to walk by next week.
 

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