Sam Hemming, a 22-year-old girl, had a lifetime ahead of her. She graduated with high grades, had a boyfriend who loved her a lot and was about to start a career as a lawyer. Now imagine all these achievements disappear in the blink of an eye? That’s exactly what happened to the girl, after suffering a car accident.
Sam Hemming was always an applied student, and had life goals: to become a lawyer and help people. But, at the age of 22, her life was destroyed.
Young man suffers car accident
One summer day, in July 2016, Sam was driving home with her boyfriend, Tom, when something terrible happened. They had a car accident, and they never reached the destination. Sam’s boyfriend escaped with only minor injuries, but she flew through the windscreen and was in critical condition.
Sam was taken by helicopter to Coventry University Hospital. There, they found out that the girl broke her neck in four places. But that was not the worst. The doctors needed to put the girl into an induced coma. The head trauma had crippled a part of Sam’s brain.
Doctors turn off life support
The young woman spent 19 days in the hospital. After that time, the doctors approached her mother, Carol, and said her daughter would never wake up. The woman was forced to make a decision that no father should take. She followed the doctors’ advice, and authorized to turn off her daughter’s life support. “They usually give the patient three attempts to see if they can breathe on their own,” Carol said.
Young woman wakes up from coma
But, after the doctors shut down life support, they saw something that intrigued everyone. Only minutes after the machines were turned off, something seemed to move under Sam’s blanket. She moved her toe. It was a sign!
Not long after, Sam woke up and no one could believe their eyes. Everyone in the room agreed that this was a miracle.
The right side of Sam’s brain had been completely devastated in the crash, but the left one had survived. With much help and hard work, Sam was able to learn to walk and talk again. She still has a long way to go, but she’s already come a long way.
Sam’s dream of being a lawyer remains steady. In fact, it has become even stronger since the accident. She is grateful to all who have helped her, from emergency medical staff to nurses, doctors and rehabilitation staff.
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