‘She’s Our Christmas Miracle:’ Teen Ran Over By SUV Released From Hospital For Christmas

Friday, December 24th 2021, 10:17 pm


A Kay County teenager who was run over by an SUV has been released from the hospital just in time for Christmas.

Emily Shook, 14, was rushed to OU Children’s Hospital around 1 p.m. on December 5.

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Police responded to 800 block of West McKinley in Blackwell after Shook was run over by an SUV.

Blackwell Police Chief Dewayne Wood told News 9 two other teens were inside the vehicle at the time of the incident.

An investigation is ongoing into whether the act was intentional or not.

The Shook Family was unsure if Emily would survive her injuries, let alone be home for the holidays.

“I was there the entire time. I held her hand and slept next to her with my head on her bed while she was in ICU,” said Emily’s mother, Tishana Shook. “I didn’t know if she was going to make it. She had two major surgeries and I just didn’t know if she was going to come out of it, but she is here.”

Before coming home, the family said Blackwell firefighters built a wheelchair ramp to the front door. A small act of kindness, that meant the world.

“I was happy, I was excited (that) she is home for Christmas. That’s all we wanted,” said Shook. “She is our Christmas miracle this year, she shouldn’t be here and she is.”

Following a whirlwind of emotions, 2021 for the shook family, will be a Christmas to remember.

“For us to almost lose her, we’re all broken,” said Shook. “It just made us all realize, don’t take anything for granted. No matter how small, how big. No matter who it is.”

Shook says Emily will spend the next three months or so in a wheelchair followed by physical therapy.

The family has started a Go Fund Me fundraiser to help pay for medication and medical bills.


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