3.5 NC_snowchallengeteen0305_700x394_6bf

Charleston, Va. -- (WVVA) A Bluefield teen continues to recover in a Charleston, West Virginia hospital after tragically breaking her neck while attempting a stunt made popular on social media.

Sabrina Armstrong, a ninth grader at Graham High School, was injured on February 13 while attempting what is known online as the "snow challenge".

The stunt involves participants jumping into the snow while wearing little clothing. It's common for those who try the "challenge" to share a video of their efforts on social media.

When Armstrong attempted to jump into the snow at her home, she struck ice. Her C5 vertebrae was broken instantly.

Now, her family is unsure if she'll ever be able to walk again.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1ga7dCq

Snow Challenge, Social Media, Teen Paralyzed, Virginia

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.