Emma Grace thought her athletic career was over. She suffered a compressed and displaced fracture of her lower spine and sacral segment and herniated three discs in her back as a seventh-grade cheerleader.
Doctors expected her to struggle walking. No one expected her to fly.
“I want to just (go to) higher heights,” said the East Lake High School junior. “I want to do this in my future and I don’t want to stop after senior year.”