The odds were stacked against Taylor Hale, a teenage girl who was declared brain dead after falling off the roof of a car in Sept. 11, 2011.
On Sept. 17, just six days after she was put in a medically induced coma, she suffered a brain hemorrhage — which pretty much sealed the teen's fate. Still, her family didn't fully give up hope.
Just when they had no other option but to say goodbye to their little girl, Taylor's parents, Stacey Hennigsen and Chuck Hale, were given a miracle.
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Jeff Stickel, a family friend and very religious man who also happens to be a chiropractor, came to the distraught parents telling them God wanted him to help save their daughter.
In an act of desperation, Jeff placed his hands on Taylor's neck and prayed. Later that day, the doctors felt it was time to take the young girl off of life support. Suddenly, Taylor started to show signs of improvement — and she was breathing on her own, fluttering her eyes and attempting to talk.
Eventually, Taylor awoke from her coma.
"It was the hand of God at work," her father told The Des Moines Register. "That's the only thing that can explain it."
Now, years after the accident, the teen is re-learning everything a normal girl her age does — including walking on her own, talking, and feeding herself, which Taylor herself described as "painful" and "stressful."
But the pain and stress are in the past, as the teen, who is set to walk in her high school graduation next week, has made a full recovery.
"I feel like it will be a big proud moment for me just to know that I did succeed and finish with my class,” she told KCCI.
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