Sharista Giles, who is 20 years old, has given birth three months ago, but the thing is she didn’t know she became a mother until a few days ago.
The reason for that is a terrible car accident she was involved in, a few weeks before Christmas, accident which almost killed her. After the accident, Giles entered a coma, while her baby was still unborn.
The night of the accident, the 20 years old mom to be, was returning from a concert with some friends. At one point she took off her seatbelt and laid down on one side, facing the driver. It appears that the driver of the car dozed off and because of the difficult winter conditions on the road, the car slid and frontally hit a concrete barrier, according to statements made by Giles’s family.
The doctors didn’t have optimistic hopes for the state of the young woman, and told her parents that she might never wake up from the coma. Even so, her family refused to believe that and kept on praying for her recovery.
When the accident happened Giles was 26 weeks pregnant(four months). Doctors let the baby inside as it needed to grow more, because it was way to little to survive on its on if they would have taken it out after the woman entered the coma, explained in an interview Shandy McDonald, a close family friend.
When doctors delivered the baby in January trough a cesarian, it had a weight of only one pound and six ounces and medical experts have given him only 10% chances of surviving.
On the 8th of April, the miracle Giles’s family was waiting for had happened, and the woman opened her eyes and woke up from the coma.
When the medical staff from the Harriman Care and Rehabilitation Centre in Tennessee, observed that the woman was showing signs o awakening, the family immediately rushed to be next to her.The first time, she blinked and recognised the face of her father, then she grabbed the hands of her family and squeezed them. She progressed into moving her neck and she is often turning her head towards a board with the pictures of her baby, that are placed on the side of her bed.
Now, the baby boy, whom the family calls Baby L, is healthy and gaining weight, and is weighing more than six pounds, but is still kept under supervision at the intensive care unit for neonatal from the University of Tennessee ,Medical Centre.
Her family is extremely happy that she came back and are really hoping that she will recover soon enough so she can hold her baby for the first time.
In order to raise money for the hospitalisation, Giles’s family started GoFundMe and a Facebook page and they managed to gather more than $11,000.
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