Paralyzed 17-Year-Old Texas Cheerleader Is Determined to Walk Again

January 5, 2022

A teen from Texas has a simple, inspiring goal for 2022. She wants to walk. Makayla Noble, 17, is a world-class cheerleader whose skill dazzled everyone who saw her perform. In an instant, her life changed when she was practicing flips at a friend’s house ahead of the Homecoming Pep Rally. Makayla says she landed on her neck and face and suffered a severe spinal cord injury. Doctors said it was unlikely that she would ever walk again, but she’s determined to prove them wrong.