Let me say this...I am not at all upset with the family who owns the trampoline. Accidents like this can happen anywhere. It's just one of those things. Every precaution was taken...there was a safety net installed, and Mindy was the only one on the trampoline. She wasn't doing flips, and she had barely taken a warm-up jump. However, I am astonished, even after all I've heard about the dangers of trampolines, that she could injure herself so easily and so quickly.
So it's a good thing that Mindy is in the "pit" for marching band competitions this year. She is in an "aircast" and on crutches and has missed three days of school so far this week. Her foot is still very swollen and painful and has even more bruising than what is pictured above. She is having a very hard time getting around, and she is bummed about how it might affect her performance in band. They have two competitions this Saturday, and she has to be there from 7:30 am until 12:30 am Sunday morning. It's going to be a very long day, and I'm concerned about the swelling. I'm planning on sending some disposable ice packs with her so she can keep it iced. Most of all, I feel badly for Mindy, who hates to have attention drawn to her, feel like she isn't doing her fair share. She will still be able to play her parts in the show, but she will not be able to help get the equipment on and off the field. I am hoping and praying that this weekend won't be a setback and that she will have a rapid recovery next week.