A student's hallway fall leads to a disturbing discovery - KULR8.com | News, Weather & Sports in Billings, Montana

A student's hallway fall leads to a disturbing discovery

Posted: Updated:
BILLINGS, Mont. -

A visit to the emergency room can be stressful enough. But what happens if you find out something as simple as a headache isn't as simple as you thought?

Whitne Burns is a student at Lewis and Clark middle school. She plays volleyball, is active and said she always thought of herself as a pretty healthy young woman.

Whitne said she was running in the hallways one day when she fell and hit her head.

 Whitne said the pain wasn't unbearable at first. In fact, she said she even attended volleyball practice after the fall. But soon, she said her head hurt so much, she asked her mom to take her to the emergency room in the middle of the night.

A CAT scan at the hospital revealed a tumor in Whitne's brain.

"I think if it continued to grow it could have been more symptomatic," Emergency Medicine Physician Nathan Allen said. "It could have started to result in  more significant neurological changes.

"I didn't know something like this could happen to me," Burns said. "But it did."

  • LocalMore>>

  • Miles City Unified School District denies any allegations of knowledge in sex abuse case

    Miles City Unified School District denies any allegations of knowledge in sex abuse case

    Wednesday, October 17 2018 12:49 AM EDT2018-10-17 04:49:19 GMT

    New developments regarding the case against former Custer County High School trainer, accused of sexually abusing more than 100 boys in a civil suit filed September 21st.

    New developments regarding the case against former Custer County High School trainer, accused of sexually abusing more than 100 boys in a civil suit filed September 21st.

  • NILE Trade Show in Billings through Saturday

    NILE Trade Show in Billings through Saturday

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:18 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:18:30 GMT
    The NILE is in town and with that comes the rodeo, agriculture shows, learning, and the trade show.  The NILE trade show is home to everything from clothes to farming equipment and even animals and you can come check it out all the way through Saturday at 5 pm.  Vendors come from all over to showcase the newest and greatest products for ranching and farming.  This is not only a good place for the agriculture community to come together but a place for others to learn as ...
    The NILE is in town and with that comes the rodeo, agriculture shows, learning, and the trade show.  The NILE trade show is home to everything from clothes to farming equipment and even animals and you can come check it out all the way through Saturday at 5 pm.  Vendors come from all over to showcase the newest and greatest products for ranching and farming.  This is not only a good place for the agriculture community to come together but a place for others to learn as ...
  • Billings police ask for help in Laura Johnson missing person case

    Billings police ask for help in Laura Johnson missing person case

    Tuesday, October 16 2018 8:10 PM EDT2018-10-17 00:10:55 GMT

    The Billings Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. 

    The Billings Police Department is asking for the public's help to identify a 2012 Chevrolet Silverado. 

  • Most Popular