Teen gymnast paralyzed in accident thanks supporters

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by ALLEN SCHAUFFLER / KING 5 News

KING5.com

Posted on November 27, 2012 at 8:48 PM

Updated Tuesday, Nov 27 at 9:00 PM

Jacoby Miles is a young girl facing so much, and one of the first things she wants to do is thank others for their support and generosity.

“It’s amazing, it’s awesome,” she said.

On her bed is a stuffed dog sent by Olympic medalist Nastia Liyukin, who also sent flowers and made a phone call to tell Jacoby to hang in there.

“She said she’d be there… ” said Jacoby.

At Roach Gymnastics where she was injured coming off the parallel bars, they've raised more than $60,000. The donation jar has been filled and emptied repeatedly, and there's love on the way in the form of posters and a paper chain from her teammates.

Gym owner Melanie Roach shrugs off and possible future legal issues.

“I don't care about my business … every ounce of energy is going into helping this girl,” she said.

And Jacoby has a message for her teammates and the rest of the world

“I just want to say it’s all going to be OK and that I’m in God’s hands.. he has a reason for  all this and it’s all going to be OK snf you don't have to worry,” she said.

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