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Girl injured in Waukesha parade hopes to get home for Christmas

It has been a long road of recovery for many victims of the tragedy of the Waukesha Christmas Parade. She was injured on November 21 while marching with Team Xtreme Dance. He was with Jessalyn when she was shot at the parade. She suffered three pelvic fractures, a skull fracture, lung damage, and other injuries. “The first week and a half on the ventilator. We didn’t know how it would turn out. You know. Kohnke said. It wasn’t until last week, on Thursday, 11 days after the tragedy, that Jessalyn was able to get her life back on track. breathing on her own. Kohnke said, “She’s a fighter and she’s very much on Jessalyn’s side and doesn’t really show fear in the first place. I think now. She really started hitting on her about how long this was going to take.” happened that day, “I think because of the drug she’s a little bit more outspoken and she talks about it. She was like, you know, ‘I almost died,’ and you know, none of us want to hear that,” Kohnke’s part of her recovery is preparing for any trauma related “Even with a skull fracture, she didn’t have a brain bleed. She remembers a lot. We knew there was definitely trauma there because she said she never wanted to walk in a parade again. So we’re going to have to deal with that as a family and you know, let’s fix that heartbreak. When she’s ready,” said Kohnke. The main focus is on getting her to be an 11-year-old. . Jessalyn hopes to be healthy enough to return home in time for Christmas. The Waukesha North varsity dance team will be hosting. a benefit performance for the Waukesha Xtreme dance team on Wednesday night with dance crews from across the region.The proceeds will help the Xtreme dance crew members injured during the parade. Waukesha North High School at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 and there will be a bread sale and raffle.

It has been a long road of recovery for many victims of the tragedy of the Waukesha Christmas Parade.

One family has been through mixed emotions since 11-year-old Jessalyn Torres was admitted to Children’s Wisconsin and placed on a ventilator.

She was injured on November 21 while marching with Team Xtreme Dance.

After undergoing pelvic surgery on Tuesday, Jessalyn continues her recovery path.

“She loves to dance. That’s what she loves to do,” her uncle, Ryan Kohnke, told sister station WISN.

He was with Jessalyn when she was shot at the parade.

She suffered three broken pelvises, a skull fracture, lung damage, and other injuries.

“The first week and a half on the ventilator. We didn’t know how it was going. You knew a lot about it. We made no promises,” Kohnke said.

It wasn’t until last week, on Thursday, 11 days after the tragedy, that Jessalyn was able to breathe on her own.

Her mother, Amber, works to recover day by day.

“She’s going through a series of motions,” Kohnke said. “She was a boxer and she was very much on Jessalyn’s side and didn’t really show that fear in the first place. I think now. She really started hitting on her how long this was going to last. long.”

Jessalyn remembers exactly what happened that day.

“I think because of the drug she was a little bit more outspoken and she talked about it. She was like, you know, ‘I almost died,’ and you know, none of us want to hear that. there,” Kohnke said.

Part of her recovery is preparing for any trauma related to the incident.

“Even with a skull fracture, she didn’t have a brain bleed. She remembers a lot. We knew there was definitely trauma there because she said she never wanted to walk in a life. marching too. So we’re going to have to face that family and try to let you know, let’s fix that heartbreak. When she’s ready,” Kohnke said.

The main focus was on getting her to be an 11-year-old. Jessalyn hopes to be well enough to return home in time for Christmas.

The Waukesha North varsity dance team will host a performance benefiting the Waukesha Xtreme dance team on Wednesday night with dance teams from across the region.

The money raised will help members of the Xtreme dance team injured during the parade. It happened at Waukesha North High School at 7:30pm. Tickets are $5 and there will be a bread sale and raffle.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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