- A video showing Matthew Stafford walking away after seeing a woman fall off stage during Rams championship parade goes viral.
- The woman in the video is a sports photographer who apparently got seriously injured from the fall.
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The Rams championship parade was a joyous occasion for nearly everyone involved, but unfortunately, a photographer was seriously injured on Wednesday afternoon.
During the parade, fans noticed a woman falling off the stage while taking a picture of Rams’ QB Matthew Stafford, who reacted by walking away after he saw her fall.
Stafford watched her fall off the face of the earth then just turned around and “mixed in a water”😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NWOJXQTvqH
— Will (@WillHayes_24) February 17, 2022
Here’s another angle that shows the photographer falling off the stage.
The woman in the video is named Kelly Smiley, and she’s a sports photographer who was covering the Rams parade. Apparently, Kelly fractured her spine in the fall.
Unfortunately I fractured my spine https://t.co/LeDjF4EJnp
— Kelly Smiley (@kellysmiley23) February 17, 2022
Kelly’s friends have started a GoFundMe campaign to help her cover her medical costs from the fall.
Kelly ended up in the hospital with a fractured spine, we set up a go fund me to help her out. Please consider donating 🙏🏼https://t.co/0RoLkuxdwH
— Tim Kothlow (@t_kothlow) February 17, 2022
Hey all, my name is Tim and Kelly is a dear friend of mine who needs your help.
This morning (2/16/2022), while covering the Rams parade in Los Angeles, Kelly took a heavy fall off the stage while covering the event, and it landed her in the hospital with a fractured spine.
The funds raised by this gofundme will help cover Kelly’s growing medical expenses as well as replace the camera gear that was severely damaged due to her fall. Since Kelly is a working photographer, she needs this gear to help keep her working after fully recovering.
Kelly is loved by all who know her and is a well-respected individual in the photography community. Please consider donating to this gofundme to help Kelly hit the ground running after she heals up.