Prayers are pouring in from around the world for the Prosper cheerleader.
Haylee Alexander, 15, was seriously injured during practice for her competitive cheer team on Monday night.
On Friday evening, about 150 people attended a prayer service in front of Medical City Plan, where Aleksandar is in intensive care.
“Hayley’s just one of those girls that, you know, if you were in a dark room and all of a sudden the lights come on, Haley just walks in,” said neighbor Mallory Roberts.
Alexander is a cheerleader for Prosper High School and is a member of the competitive cheer team. On Monday night, she suffered a traumatic brain injury during training for the cheerleading team that became a major world champion last year.
“Which is like the top of your game,” Roberts said. “She was on ‘America’s Got Talent.'”
The injury comes nearly a year after fellow Prosper High School cheerleader Makayla Noble was paralyzed in a backyard accident.
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Noble attended Friday prayers. A post to her more than 130,000 Instagram followers said: “This week has taken us back to September of last year and we feel so much for Hayleen’s family. It breaks our hearts to know that another family in our town is going through this.”
A prayer vigil is underway in Plano, where the cheerleader from Prospero remains in intensive care. Haylee Alexander was seriously injured during practice for her competitive cheer team on Monday. @NBCDFW pic.twitter.com/lJ0b4n8yoB
Regan Roberts, one of Alexander’s many friends, also attended the prayer.
“She’s always there for you. Whenever you need her, she’s always there and always checks on you,” said Reagan Roberts. “Everyone needs Haylee.”
“The power of prayer is something incredible. We hope this vigil helps her close to where she is at,” said Tatum Curry, a close family friend.
Curry says there has been an outpouring of support from around the world. This week alone, more than 1,000 t-shirts were sold as part of the fundraising campaign for Haylee and her family.
Tatum says there’s one thing everyone can do: “Pray, pray, pray, pray, pray. That’s what we want. We want everyone to pray,” Tatum said.