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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- It was a happy homecoming for the Penn State cheerleader from Louisville, weeks after she fell 39 feet out of a window.
Paige Raque was fighting for her life after she fell five stories from a window at an apartment complex near campus.
The cheerleader suffered severe brain damage and a shattered pelvis.
Tom Raque, Paige's father, says, "It's been very difficult to see our daughter, our lovely daughter laying there and not being able to help, not being able to do anything."
But her dad says she's a fighter, and there's no better place to do that than at home.
Her plane landed in Louisville Sunday morning. This is her first time home since the freak accident.
Raque says, "She has fought very hard and now she's talking to us and hopefully in about a week or so she'll be allowed to try to start walking again."
The 19-year old continues her recovery at Frazier Rehab this week. Paige's family is hopeful she'll make a full recovery.
Raque says his daughter is ready to get on with her life. He says, "She just asked me a few minutes ago when she can go back to college. I can't answer that of course but our hopes and dreams are that she will be able to one day."
You can follow Paige's progress on twitter, using the hashtag 'Prayers for Paige'.