by: Diana Davis Updated:
DACULA, Ga. - A 6-year-old girl critically injured in a car crash has made amazing progress.
More than two years later Briana Hudson is taking her first steps and is in school.
Briana was nearly killed in a car crash when two teens
The teens were killed. Briana’s heart stopped
“Children’s (Healthcare) had initially told us that she would never walk again,” Denise Hudson, Briana’s mother, said.
Davis was there four months ago when Briana took her first steps in a specially-fitted brace. Now
Each step has been hard fought,
“Eventually she'll be walking on her own with the walker, without assistance. And then from there they are going to put smaller braces on her,”
What's making Briana's recovery even more difficult is that she had a spinal cord injury to deal with, along with a head injury that damaged her brain tissue.
Briana’s ability to think and speak was unaffected. She's now in kindergarten, but the head injury also affected her movement and strength.
Bit by bit Briana’s therapists says the girl’s upper body is getting stronger.
“Now we're working on sitting up with just one hand or no hands,” said therapist Noreen Scott, of Tender Ones Therapy Services in Dacula
“I would hope within a couple of years she will be independently walking,” Hudson said.
The Hudsons are a family of faith.
“Now she talks about when she starts running. It’s all in God’s time, but it’s amazing,”