Sky Brown, who was hoping to compete in the Tokyo Olympics scheduled for summer of 2021, recently suffered the worst fall of her young career. During a skateboarding session, the 11-year old suffered skull fractures and broke her left wrist. Brown was unresponsive upon her initial arrival to the hospital, according to BBC.
In a video that was posted to Brown's Instagram, the moment just before her horrifying fall was shown along with her journey to the hospital and beyond. The video also shows her sitting in a hospital bed and addressing her fans.
"I don't usually post my falls or talk about them because I want people to see the fun in what I do," Brown said. "But this was my worst fall, and I just want everyone to know that, it's OK, don't worry. I'm OK. It's OK to fall sometimes. I'm just going to get back up and push even harder. I know there's a lot of things going on in the world right now. I want everyone to know that whatever we do, we've just go to do it with love and happiness."
Brown's father provided additional details of the whole situation on his Instagram account.
"I held her in my arms and she bled helplessly moaning in and out of consciousness waiting for the helicopter to take her to the Hospital," the caption read. "We spent the night sick and terrified not knowing if Sky was going to make it through the night, as the ICU team tried to get her conscious and kept her alive.
"4 days later Sky sits across from me with her full memory back, smiling, watching TikTok while Eating her favorite bad snacks."
Brown is in he process of attempting to qualify for the 2020 Olympics, which were postponed until 2021 earlier this year due to the coronavirus pandemic. The 2020 Olympics are the first Games in which skateboarding will be a recognized event. The 11 year old still plans to compete at the games.
"I'm going to push boundaries for girls with my skating and surfing," she said. "I'm going for gold in 2021 and nothing will stop me."