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Brazyl Ward's Amazing Road to Recovery

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LAS VEGAS -- Brazyl Ward is talking and singing again and while those may be simple tasks for a 6-year-old, in her case, it's an example of her amazing road to recovery. She was nearly killed when she was struck by a hit-and-run driver on Halloween night.

"It's remarkable, it's unbelievable, it's really just a miracle," said Brandon Ward, Brazyl's father.

After the crash, Brazyl laid in a coma for weeks. Her future seem doubtful, but her family never gave up hope. Now, in a rehabilitation facility, the young girl's voice fills the room as she talks and sings.

"I remember when she was in a coma. If you would have told me she would be at this point, where she is right now, I wouldn't have believed you," Brandon Ward said.

Brazyl Ward was released from the hospital one month ago to continue her recovery and the results have been nothing short of amazing, according to her father. The family believes the worst is now behind them.

"It's actually been really fun letting her learn everything over again. Every thing is a milestone," Brazyl mother Tiffany Ward said.

Brazyl has learned to talk and to sing again. She doesn't rely on machines to breathe or to eat anymore. But there's still some hurdles she has yet to overcome.

"We're still in the process of learning the extent of the damage," Tiffany Ward said. "Right now she's not able to walk."

The part of Brazyl's skull that was removed when doctors were saving her life will be replaced soon and  she continues to undergo intense physical and occupational therapy.

"I see my diva, everyday she's showing me a little bit of herself that I had seen before the accident happened. I have full faith that she will make a full recovery," Tiffany Ward said.

As for that terrible October night that nearly claimed Brazyl's life, her family chooses not to dwell on it. The driver who hit her and fled the scene has never been found. This remains one of the highest profile unsolved cases for police.

The last time the driver or car was seen was on Oct. 31, 2013 near Buffalo Drive and Tropicana Avenue. Police describe the car as a silver sedan, possibly a Volkswagen Jetta. The driver may be a Hispanic man in his 20's.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or go to www.crimestoppersofnv.com.

 

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