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Teen wakes from coma after family sings hymns

'Brain Dead' Teen Wakes from Coma After Family Sings Hymns

Brigham Young University student Lexi Hansen, 18, was hit by a car in a horrifying accident that left her in a coma with a severe brain injury.

'Her injuries were so severe, doctors say she was brain dead, but her family never gave up. And then it happened. They say Lexi woke up at the very moment when they starting singing hymns to her,' ABC reported.

The Mormon family firmly believes they witnessed a miracle.

KSL-TV reports Hansen suffered severe brain damage after being hit while riding her longboard across the street at a crosswalk. Police said neither alcohol, drugs nor texting were believed to have contributed to the crash.

As of last Tuesday, Hansen was listed in critical but stable condition and even reportedly tried to get out of her hospital bed.

According to Deseret News, her father, Doug Hansen, said doctors initially gave her "less than a 5 percent chance of survival."

Lexi Hansen's family has been posting updates on a Facebook page, and although she has a long road ahead of her, she has been making remarkable progress:

"Lexi was able to remember and tell the speech therapist all of her sibling's names. With 8 siblings, that's no small task. Her speech is still very slurred ... but we're still excited that she is remembering things."

Daily Mail reports while her family was singing the hymns, Hansen signed the words 'I love you.' Police called the collision a quote "unfortunate accident."

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Marcyshamb March 10 2014 at 6:12 PM

My mother in law fell and hit her head. She was in a coma with servere brain damage. Doctores said she would never wake up, and thank god because of the damage. My husband visited her every day for two years. He talked to her for hours. HE brought her back. She regrew/reconnected her damaged brain area. Slowly, at first just an eye blink, then a finger move, but she came back and got to spend several years of enjoyment with the family before passing away. So, I say never give up. My husband brought her back just by being there and talking to her. It took time, but ne never gave up.

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jrc11340 Marcyshamb March 10 2014 at 6:39 PM

Maybe he was doing Gods work.

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jsblackball March 10 2014 at 2:42 PM

god works in funny ways good for her let her live a great life and be love by everyone she know .

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wandaf44 March 10 2014 at 2:46 PM


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barclaybogey March 10 2014 at 2:51 PM

The title is grossly incorrect, and misleading. Her recovery is fabulous; however, it should be clear that she was in a coma, not "brain dead". Brain death is a criteria for declaring someone "DEAD", which she clearly was not. Please be more careful / accurate in the future.

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crotalus barclaybogey March 10 2014 at 4:16 PM

News organizations are NOT in the business of being accurate. They are in the business of getting you to read a story, and if they use inaccurate or biased headlines to get you to click on their link, then they have achieved their goal.

Once they get you reading, their next goal is to create controversy to keep you reading and looking for the next article on the subject.

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iquniverse March 10 2014 at 8:08 PM

Massive heart attack leading to an RV crash totaling the RV. Pronounced dead but refused to die.
In a coma for a long time while my wife by my side spoke to me continuously. Doctors gave me a 1% chance of living and said if I did survive I would have total memory loss from no blood to the brain for 30 minutes and be a vegetable for the rest of my life. Four years later I am fully recovered and regained 95% of original short and long term memory. Hope this girl and her parents read this and continue to have faith that she can make a full recovery.

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lawrencefishberg March 10 2014 at 8:24 PM

Whatever makes this family happy.....bottom line is....this girl will recover!

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lucy0319 March 10 2014 at 11:27 PM

The point is ... She is awake now! I am happy for her and her family!

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lwepner March 10 2014 at 2:55 PM


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Sherry March 10 2014 at 3:15 PM

She was in a Coma ... TOTALLY different thing than brain dead. Glad she's making a good recovery but I bet if you ask the doctors they'll say she was never declared brain dead.

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njmike563 March 10 2014 at 3:17 PM

Get well soon.

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