Community rallies in support of young gymnast with neck injury

Published: Jul. 13, 2021 at 2:40 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - Friends and family are praying for the recovery of a young gymnast who injured her neck.

13-year-old Jackie Biehler was hurt while practicing tumbling at the Zone Athletic Center. She was flown to Norton’s children hospital where she is making progress.

Her friends and teammates gathered Tuesday to pray and write cards for Jackie.

They say they wanted to let her know how much she means to them, and that they can’t wait for her to be back with them.

[Gofundme for Jackie]

Lesley Meyer, a friend of Jackie’s mom, said that the community outreach has been overwhelming.

“I don’t think you realize how much you are loved until something really tragic happens,” she explained.

The GoFundMe set up for the Biehler family had already doubled the initial $5,000 goal as of Tuesday.

On the website, an update stated that Jackie was ready to start making progress, but it would be slow.

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