AN OUTPOURING OF SUPPORT TONIGHT FOR A BONNER'S FERRY
CHEERLEADER - INVOLVED IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION OVER
KELSEY SHUTES SUFFERED HEAD TRAUMA.
TONIGHT SHE IN I-C-U AT KOOTENAI MEDICAL CENTER.
KXLY4'S KYLEE CRUZ SAT DOWN WITH KELSEY'S SISTER,
TO TALK ABOUT HER ROAD TO RECOVERY.
KELSEY IS MAKING PROGRESS, STILL HAS A LONG WAYS TO
TODAY, DOCTORS REMOVED HER BREATHING TUBE.
A HUGE IMPROVEMENT.
AND - SHE'S NOT FIGHTING THIS BATTLE, ALONE.
SHE LITERALLY HAS AN ENTIRE COMMUNITY, SUPPORTING
KELSEY SHUTES LOVES TO CHEER FOR BONNER'S FERRY HIGH
IT'S WHAT SHE'S LIVES FOR.
BUT NOW, THE ROLES ARE REVERSED THE COMMUNITY IS CHEERING
we are here to support kelsey shutes, she's a classmate
of ours, a friend and family member
ON SATURDAY NIGHT.
KELSEY WAS HEADING HOME FROM A CHEER COMPETITION --
WHEN SHE WAS INVOLVED IN A HEAD-ON COLLISION WITH
SHE SUFFERED BRAIN TRAUMA AND IS RECOVERING AT KOOTENAI
kelsey at this point, is not awake yet, but we tell
her everyday what you're doing, we know she hears
THE COMMUNITY IS RALLYING AROUND KELSEY.
BY MORE THAN JUST WELL WISHES.
GO FUND ME
we can't even wrap my minds around it, all my little
brothers have been so fun, they are always me, what's
the number, what's the number
AS OF THIS AFTERNOON, OVER 8-THOUSAND DOLLARS HAS
BEEN RAISED TO HELP THE FAMILY WITH MEDICAL BILLS,
DONATIONS EVEN COMING FROM COMPLETE STRANGERS.
we weren't expecting any of this, all we asked for
is prayers, we never expected it to turn this big
THE ROAD TO RECOVERY MIGHT BE LONG BUT THIS CHEERLEADER
HAS A BIG TEAM, RALLYING AROUND HER!
THEY WON'T STOP, UNTIL SHE'S BACK ON THE SIDELINES
GO FUND ME
IN THE STUDIO, KYLEE CRUZ, KXLY 4 NEWS