Girl, 11, injured in Waukesha rampage tells doctors to 'glue me back together'

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Jessalyn Torres lost her kidney and suffered a broken pelvis, lacerations to the lungs and remaining kidney, as well as internal bleeding.
An 11-year-old girl who was hurt in the deadly Christmas parade rampage in Wisconsin told doctors to "glue me back together," according to a report.

Jessalyn Torres lost her kidney and suffered a broken pelvis, lacerations to the lungs and remaining kidney, as well as internal bleeding when Darrell Brooks allegedly plowed through the crowd Sunday in Waukesha, the Sun reported.

Five people died in the carnage and another 48 were injured.

The girl was with her mom, Amber Kohnke, and her sister Averie, 2, at the parade, where she performed with the Waukesha Xtreme Dance group before being struck by the SUV, according to the outlet.

"Her mom and dad are with her now at the hospital. They will not be leaving her side," Jessalyn's uncle Ryan Kohnke told the Sun. "The rest of us are going to make sure the other kids are taken care of throughout this."

The injured girl has two other siblings, Kohnke said.

Emergency responders and passersby attend to injured people after a vehicle plowed through a crowd at a Christmas parade in Wisconsin on November 21, 2021. JESUS OCHOA via REUTERS

Darrell Brooks Jr has been indicted on five counts of homicide after driving into a Christmas parade on November 21, 2021. Waukesha County Sheriff Office via AP

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