The parents of a Brigham Young University student who fell into a coma and suffered serious head trauma last week after being hit by a car believe that they have witnessed a real-life miracle.
Despite the long road to recovery ahead, Lexi Hansen, 18, is making astounding progress. She reportedly woke up from the coma Sunday at the very moment her family members were singing hymns around her bedside.
Hansen is now is alert, breathing on her own — and she even attempted to get out of bed, Deseret News reported.
Her father, Doug Hansen, said these developments are miraculous, especially considering the prognosis she was given after she was hit outside of campus while riding her longboard Feb. 26.
“When they brought her in, the doctors gave her less than a 5 percent chance of survival,” he said. “They told us to call our family and get them here quickly because she wasn’t going to last too long.”
Lexi is now improving by leaps and bounds.
The family has been updating the public through the “Pray for Lexi” Facebook page, a space setup to encourage support and invocations.
A message posted March 2 describes the moment the young woman awoke:
We had the most amazing experience today at the end of everyone’s fast. Lexi opened her eyes and kept them open for nearly an hour while we sang hymns to her as a family. While we were singing, she hand signed I love you, moving her arm around so that everyone could see. She then reached for each person’s hands individually so she could squeeze them. We could hardly sing due to the tears streaming down our face. We knew we were witnessing a miracle.
It was a very powerful and spiritual moment, and we know it was because of all the prayers and fasts offered in her behalf. Our God is indeed a God of miracles. We love our Lexi!
The Hansen family shared Wednesday that Lexi is starting recovery in the areas of speech and movement — and that she even said her name on Tuesday and Wednesday.
Additionally, she is able to stand beside her bed with help.
“We’re grateful that our prayers have been heard and that she continues to get better,” the family wrote. “We will keep praying that her pain will subside and that her speech and motor skills will continue to come back.”
The Hansens believe that prayer and faith have guided their daughter through the ordeal; they’re giving all the credit to God.
“We know it’s because of God. We know he’s a God of miracles,” her mother Marcia Hansen told Deseret News. “And the prayers and faiths everybody that have been praying for her. That’s the only reason she is where she’s at.”
The family is not holding the driver responsible and believes that it was simply an accident.
“We had dinner with him the other night at the hospital. He’s gone through torment,” Marcia said. “We just wanted him to know that accidents happen, and we love him and we don’t want him to feel guilty. We feel like he has been a catalyst for all this to happen, to have all this love come out in the community.”
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(H/T: Deseret News)
Featured image via Pray for Lexi Facebook page