11-year-old Girl Clings To Life On A Ventilator After A Vehicle Touched Her At Christmas Parade

An 11-year-old girl who was seriously in*jured in the attack on the Waukesha Christmas Parade last Sunday is fighting for her life on a ventilator.

Jessalyn Torres is one of nine children still being treated at Children’s Wisconsin Hospital after the horri*fying incident on November 21.

Shockwaves rippled across the U.S. and beyond last weekend, when a suspect drove his SUV into crowds gathered at the Christmas parade in Waukesha, Wisconsin.

Reportedly, six people have lo*st their lives, including four members of the “Milwaukee Dancing Grannies” group.

A total of 60 were said to have been in*jured, one of whom is Jessalyn, 11.

Amber Kohnke, the girl’s mother, told: “No mother should ever go through this. This is a very traumatic ordeal,”.
“The hardest part was not being with everyone and Jessalyn, in the condition she is, was not able to be with her family either.”

In a Thanksgiving post on social media, the mom offered a heartbreaking update.

Kohnke wrote: “Let me say this again… she is a fighter!”
“I sat here and held her hand, kissed her head and just watched and cried and told her I was so proud of her.”

Reports showed the girl suffered injuries including a broken pelvis and femur, fractured skull, lacerations to her lungs, and a kidney injury. She had been dancing in the parade when a red SUV p*low*ed into the crowds, throwing Jessalyn into the air.

Her mother told how her daughter is currently unconscious and is breathing with the assistance of a ventilator.

Heartbreakingly, Jessalyn is said to have begged doctors to “glue her back together” after she was admitted to hospital. Medical staff intubated her after that to better stabilize her condition.

At present, Jessalyn is one of four children who remain in se*rious condition. Meanwhile, three others, are in fair condition, while a final two are in good condition.

Darrell Brooks, 39, the only suspect was arrested last Sunday.

At the weekend, Jessalyn’s uncle, U.S. Army veteran Ryan Kohnke, stated his wish that Brooks spend the rest of his life in total isolation.

“I hope that he spends the rest of his life in jail and isolation, because I don’t think he’ll ever see general population, because they’re afraid of what they might think will happen to him, honestly,”, he said.

“So I hope that he has a lot of time to sit in there and think about how he negatively impacted all these people’s lives in this community for the rest of his life.”, the man added.

Source: newsner.com, fox.com, the New York Post

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