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The Wichita Eagle: ‘Little fighter’ is back home after a softball struck 6-year-old Kansas girl’s head

By Kaitlyn Alanis

Six-year-old Paizlee Crumby was at her mom’s coed softball game when she and her older sister went into the dugout to get some snack money, her mom told KOAM.

While the sisters were in the dugout, “an overthrown ball hit Paizlee in the back of the head,” her mom, Stephanie, told the station.

The impact from the softball knocked the Kansas girl unconscious, and she was life-flighted to Children’s Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, according to a GoFundMe page set up by the Crumby family. That was on July 14.

Now about three months later — after “a very tough battle,” including a surgery to remove part of her skull and take out a blood clot — Paizlee is back home with her family in Fort Scott.

“It has been a long journey in the hospital,” Paizlee’s dad, Zachary Crumby, posted to Facebook. “She is a little sad that she is leaving the wonderful staff here at Children’s Mercy and I couldn’t be happier she had all of them helping her along the way.”


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