Death-Obituary Ava Markus Kentucky Car Accident, Junior Cheerleader At Campbell County HS Fatally Injured

Death-Obituary Ava Markus Kentucky Car Accident, Junior Cheerleader At Campbell County HS Fatally Injured

Ava Markus Car Accident – Ava Markus had a terrible accident on Sunday, October 2. She is presently receiving care at UC Health’s Neuroscience Intensive Care Unit. To reduce the swelling in her brain, the neurosurgical team quickly removed a portion of her skull. Other wounds to her body included fractures to her pelvis, ribs, and collarbone. Ava has been working so hard to get through this week ever since.

According to a GoFundMe campaign created to help Ava fight for her life;

She is still intubated and heavily sedated but has been stable for a day. The family would like to thank the people who stayed with Ava when the accident happened, the first responders that got her to the hospital, and all of the fantastic UC Health workers who helped Ava get to this point. Ava is a junior at Campbell County High School. She is part of the Campbell County, competitive cheer squad. Ava is an amazing daughter, sister, cousin, and friend, as evident from the outpouring of support from the community on the ALL 4 AVA GRACE Facebook group.

Her fight to overcome the obstacles in front of her will be long and expensive. We are raising funds to help pay her medical bills The family is insured but has a high deductible and, like most of us, doesn’t have the means to pay for this emergency. It is also likely that De and Brian will need to take extended time off work while Ava recovers. All funds will go to pay the medical bills.

“Big part of the team. Friends with everyone on the team. She’s the friend that brings all the circles together. She’s the glue of the team,” Jacob Lawrence, Campbell County High School cheerleading coach, said.

You also didn’t have to look very far to see how so many chose to honor Ava. Many football student-athletes for Campbell County wore pink. The Ryle High School cheerleaders, Campbell County’s opponent on Friday, wore pink ribbons to show support. Other cheerleaders like juniors Lucy Roll and Skylar Steffen said they felt like there was less energy on the sidelines without Ava there.

“It’s hard. She’s not there. But we’re going to do it for her. Since she’s not able to do it with us,” Roll said.

But her cheer teammates got energy from an unexpected place: social media. A hashtag, #All4AvaGrace, has made its rounds on Facebook and Twitter. It shows family, friends, teammates, and cheer squads from across the country wanting to show support. Many, posting pictures decked out in Ava’s favorite color.

“I think it’s crazy how fast it got around. Everyone at our school already loved Ava. Now everyone else loves her too,” Steffen said.

Death-Obituary Ava Markus Kentucky Car Accident, Junior Cheerleader At Campbell County HS Fatally Injured