An Australian girl who doctors said was almost completely brain-dead just over eight months ago has defied the odds by walking again on her own power. She’s now known as the “miracle girl.”
Last September, 6-year-old Mackinlee Anderson was involved in a serious car accident that left her grandmother dead and her mother and brother injured. The accident, which happened in Port Macquarie, involved three cars, a utility vehicle and a truck.
Anderson suffered various injuries including a broken pelvis in three places, a broken femur, a ruptured bladder, a dislocated hip, paralysis on her left side and most serious of all, extensive brain injury.
According to Anderson’s online fundraising page, a neurosurgeon declared that the child was 99.8 percent brain-dead and told her mother, Kylee Anderson, that there wasn’t much hope for her daughter.
Anderson’s injuries required her to be placed on life support and undergo an extensive 13-hour surgery. The child spent 15 days in the intensive care unit.
Although most people diagnosed with such a severe brain injury are likely to die and are never able to speak, voluntarily move or walk again, young Anderson didn’t become another statistic.
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Source: Christian Post