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A Texas community is rallying around a 16-year-old cheerleader who experienced a severe spinal cord injury during a tumbling exercise gone wrong.
More than $106,500 has been raised throughfor cheerleader Makayla Noble, who is now hospitalized after being injured in a "freak" tumbling accident earlier this week.
"[She] has a long road of recovery ahead," a description on the donation page explained.
Jenn Noble, Makayla's mother, said her daughter's chances of walking again following the Sept. 20 incident are "."
"Please pray for our beautiful girl!! She had a tumbling accident tonight," Jenn wrote in a post to. "She has a spinal cord injury. She is out of her first surgery and it went better than expected! They are holding off on the next surgery for right now. Thankful for the small victories! Please continue to pray!"
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McCoy earned six Pro Bowl nods across nine seasons during his best days with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last decade and then tallied five sacks as a member of the Carolina Panthers in 2019. As Tashan Reed noted for The Athletic, McCoy was merely a backup with the Raiders but provided appreciated veteran locker-room leadership. Video: Rapoport: DT Gerald McCoy suffered season-ending knee injury in Week 1 (NFL) Your browser does not support this video Rapoport added the Raiders signed defensive tackle Damion Square off the practice squad of the Chicago Bears to account for the loss of McCoy.
According to, Makayla is both a high school cheerleader and a member of Cheer Athletics' Worlds champion Cheetahs.
Family friend Tiffany Smith toldthat Makayla's loved ones are still holding out for a miracle.
"Medically speaking, her prognosis is not what we would hope for, her report is not one that we would want for her," Smith said. "But Makayla loves Jesus and she serves a big God. And we are believing totally that she's going to have a miracle."
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Makayla is an active social media user and has used herand pages to document her cheerleading journey.
"Makayla is a world-class athlete," Smith told. "She's trained by the best of the best at Cheer Athletics. This was a freak accident in somebody's backyard. This was not a cheer practice. This wasn't on a mat with a coach."
While her recovery is still in the early stages, Smith said Makayla is expected to be in physical rehabilitation for at least a year. The teenager is doing her best to stay positive despite the circumstances.
"One of the last things she said to her mom before she went into surgery was one, 'God's got a plan,' " Smith recalled. "And we totally believe that. We trust in that."
Lions pass-rusher Romeo Okwara believed to have torn Achilles .
A torn Achilles would instantly end the 26-year-old’s season and leave Detroit without one of its best defenders. Okwara re-upped with the Lions on three-year, $39M deal in March with $25M guaranteed. He registered a career-high 10 sacks last year, setting himself up for another impactful season.Similar to Shaquil Barrett — who scored a $72M deal from the Bucs — Okwara was hardly known just a few years ago. He missed the Giants’ 53-man cut in ’18, but he developed into something of a sack machine. The Lions didn’t get to see much of that in 2021, unfortunately.