An Optimistic Teen Amputee Gets a Boost From a “Cheer” Star
A tragic accident took the life of 17-year-old Nan McMahan’s father and forced her to undergo the amputation of her leg. Throughout her long recovery, Nan never lost her enthusiasm and upbeat attitude, which her nurses chalked up to the fact that she had been a cheerleader. Nan, like many others, became hooked on the Netflix show Cheer, and especially the show’s star, Jerry Harris. Jerry’s motivational “mat talks” have become a hit with fans—including Nan. After learning about Nan’s story, Jerry surprised her a video message and that was just what she needed to keep her positive energy up.