Softball Star Says She Is Paralyzed From Chest Down Following Attack!
2023/07/11

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A 17-year-old high school softball star from Florida, Madison Schemitz, has revealed that she is paralyzed from the chest down after being stabbed 15 times by her ex-boyfriend. Despite her challenges, Schemitz remains determined to learn to walk again. She spoke publicly for the first time since the attack and expressed her confidence and determination to reach her goals.

The brave teenager also plans to start a One Love chapter in her high school to raise awareness about unhealthy relationships. The attack, which took place on June 3, involved Schemitz's ex-boyfriend, Spencer Pearson, who allegedly attacked her along with her mother and a bystander, Kennedy Armstrong, before turning the knife on himself.

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Pearson is facing charges of attempted premeditated first-degree murder and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Schemitz expressed her appreciation to everyone who helped treat her injuries and save her life, particularly her mother and Armstrong.

Kennedy Armstrong, who intervened during the attack, also sustained injuries but is recovering. Schemitz emphasized that she is fortunate to be alive and plans to take each day as an opportunity to make a difference in the world. Schemitz's physical therapist, Sydney Dalton, praised her as one of the hardest-working patients she has ever worked with.

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Despite physical and mental fatigue, Schemitz continues to display an exceptional work ethic and a positive attitude. Prior to the attack, Schemitz's mother had filed a criminal report about Pearson, stating that he had been harassing her daughter.

Pearson's mother was informed about his behavior and mental health struggles but had promised to handle the situation. The attack occurred when Schemitz and her mother encountered Pearson at a local restaurant where they had met with a friend. Pearson followed them to the parking lot and charged at them, leading to the violent incident. A GoFundMe page has been set up for Schemitz and her family, which has garnered over $154,000 in donations. Despite her paralysis, Schemitz's determination to recover and make a difference in the world remains unwavering.

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