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11-year-old California girl wouldn't let a near coma stop her from cheering

Emily Kruger jumped, clapped and spun with a smile Saturday at the Lions All-Star Football Games. Her cheer squad’s halftime performances served as a pleasant pause from chaos and combat that took place on the field during the two annual all-star games that pit the best seniors from the top half of the North State against the best from the bottom half.
But the story behind Emily’s performance is more brutal than any tackle delivered on Saturday.

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