… Jacoby was practicing her double back dismount off the high bar into the pit. She opened prematurely, stating she “got lost”, before her 2nd flip was complete and landed on her neck on an 8 inch mat. …
The extent of the spinal cord damage is still being determined.
Follow her recovery on a new dedicated blog – GET WELL JACOBY.
Her club has set up a recovery fund.
One of her coaches, Melanie Roach, has already donated 100% of the profits of a new book “Lift: Enjoying the Journey of Life”.
The gymnastics community is cheering for you, Jacoby.