Posts tagged Emma Kraeger
Age Group Championships Qualifiers
Emma fell off of a 3 meter ladder in late 2008. She fractured her skull, damaged her ear rendering her deaf on one side, and sustained a brain injury that left her eyes unable to stay focused. Emma was hospitalized for about a month, she actually had to live in a brain injury rehab facility in Albany, NY. She could not return home nor go to school. Through months of physical and psychological therapy Emma regained her sight and balance. One year later she was able to start training again but Emma still had one more hurdle to go and that was the complicated ear surgery last October. The doctors successfully reconstructed her ear, boosted her hearing up to 70%. Three months after that, Emma was back on the boards, training harder than ever. Throughout this nightmare, Emma stayed focused and determined to dive.