Articles Blog

Father speaks out after cheerleader’s sudden death

Father speaks out after cheerleader’s sudden death


LIVE LIKE LILLIANA. REPORTER: THE HALLS OF HIGHLANDS
MIDDLE SCHOOL. NOW A GROWING MEMORIAL FOR
13-YEAR-OLD LILLIANA SCHALCK.>>WE’LL MISS YOU SO MUCH. REPORTER: ENOUGH TO TAKE HER
FATHER’S BREATH AWAY.>>FLY HIGH BEAUTIFUL GIRL. YOUR SMILE LIT UP EVERY ROOM YOU
WALKED INTO. REPORTER: SHE WAS THE FIRST OF
TWO 8H-GRADERS TO MAKE THE
HIGHLANDS VARSITY CHEER TEAM AND
ALSO CHEERED FOR TWO COMPETIVE
TEAMS AT PREMIERE ATHLETICS. HER DAD SAYS SHE’D SPEND 20
HOURS A WEEK IN THE GYM. THIS CHEER DAD HAD A LOT TO BE
PROUD OF.>>AND I WANTED TO SUPPORT HER,
SO WE’D HAVE SOMETHING TO TALK
ABOUT. REPORTER: HER TEAM AND TEACHERS
SAY SHE WAS SPECIAL.>>SHE DEFINITELY WAS TO ME BUT
I THINK OTHERS AS WELL. REPORTER: WHAT HAPPENED TO HER
SATURDAY ESPECIALLY TRAGIC.>>MY FEET ARE KIND OF TINGLING. MY HANDS ARE KIND OF NUMB. I DON’T FEEL STRONG. REPORTER: MINUTES BEFORE HER
TEAM TOOK THE FLOOR AT A CHEER
COMPETITION IN COLUMBUS,
LILLIANA SUDDENLY FELL ILL.>>I DON’T KNOW IF SHE COULD
HEAR ME, BUT I JUST TOLD HER HOW
MUCH I LOVED HER. REPORTER: DAD WENT FROM CHEERING
HER ON TO HOLDING HER HAND IN
THE ICU.>>SO FROM 5:50 TO 7:40 ALL THAT
HAPPENED, AND ALL I COULD SAY
WAS WHAT THE HELL JUST HAPPENED? MY WHOLE LIFE JUST GONE. REPORTER: THE OUTPOURING IS
OVERWHELMING.>>REALLY GRATIFYING AND NICE TO
SEE, BUT HONESTLY I’D BE OK
WITHOUT IT. REPORTER: LILLIANA WAS A DADDY’S
GIRL. AND YOU COULD SEE IN HIS EYES
TONIGHT HOW MUCH HE ALREADY
MISSES HER. TWO SCHOLARSHIP FUNDS ARE BEING
SET UP IN LILLIANA’S NAME. WE SHOULD HAVE DETAILS TO PASS
ALONG TOMO

3 thoughts on “Father speaks out after cheerleader’s sudden death”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *