Cameron Lilliston Getting Hit By a Softball and Coming Back Strong

posted Mar 16, 2018, 6:49 AM by PHS Warrior Beat

By: Monique Snead

     On Thursday, March 8th, 2018 Cameron Lilliston was outside practicing with her team when a ball changed her life. It was a basic practice, with the coach, Scott hitting pop flys to the out field. The ball came hurling towards Lilliston, yet while  playing center field, but the sun was blocking the ball and she couldn’t see it, the ball landed on her eye.

    “ I heard ringing, there was blood everywhere, for a second I couldn’t see and Scott was trying to hold my head up and I thought I was going to see Jesus, said Lilliston.

     One of the team members ran to the athletic trainer, Mrs.Kim Baker. The team was in complete shock and wasn’t sure what happened.

    “ Scott hit a pop fly right the center and the ball fell on her face, she missed it, we thought the bone under her eye was broken, her eye was black and swollen and she had a bloody nose and mouth,” said Jenny Taylor, the assistant coach.

    Taylor was worried about Cameron, in fact she started tripping over her own feet trying to get the her.

   “ I said a bad word, to make sure that Scott knew that something was wrong, otherwise he wouldn’t thought anything of it, when I hopped up,” states Taylor.

    The ambulance was called and Lilliston was rushed to the hospital with a fractured face.

    “ I don’t really remember much of what happened or what was said when I got to the hospital, there were alot of doctors. I was drugged up,” said Lilliston

    Everyone on the team was so worried about her while she was gone and kept asking for updates on her and making sure that she was okay, they couldn’t wait for her to come back.

    “ When the doctors said I could come back to school, I was happy. I got tired of sitting home and sleeping all the time, and as for softball, I’m coming back this year if possible and definitely next year. I love it,”says Lilliston.

Uploaded: 3/16/18

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