The Daily Item, Sunbury, PA

June 21, 2013

Penn State cheerleader hurt in fall from apartment returning to school


The Associated Press

— BELLEFONTE — A Penn State University cheerleader who was seriously injured in a fall from a fifth-floor apartment window last year is returning to school next semester.

Paige Raque fell 39 feet from an apartment window during an off-campus party Oct. 13, breaking her pelvis and suffering brain trauma. Her mother, Robyn Raque, says her daughter is ready to return to Penn State in the fall.

Robyn Raque says her daughter can’t walk very far and doesn’t have a lot of stamina. But she says she’s doing well cognitively and that she’s determined.

Seven students have taken plea deals for their roles in supplying alcohol at the party where Raque was hurt. Raque, who’s from Louisville, Ky., was 19 at the time of the accident.