Posted: Mar 15, 2013 7:46 PM
Updated: Mar 15, 2013 8:02 PM
A 12-year-old Pulaski County girl, seriously injured in a car crash, woke up Thursday night and even tried to communicate with her family.
Jaden and her father James Jasper were driving in Somerset on March 5, when their car slid into a fence. ER doctors weren't sure if she'd make it through that night, but ten days later nearly everyone's calling her recovery a miracle.
"She actually woke up last night and was looking around with her right eye and was kinda checking everything out," said Jaden's pastor, Brother Tony Hall. "Now shes moving all over. Her heads moving, arms moving, legs moving, hands, feet."
A plank from the fence shattered the windshield along with several bones in Jaden's face. She'll undergo facial surgery on Friday.
Hall says now that Jaden's alert, she's aware of the support coming from the community.
"A young man stopped me as I was coming over here and he said 'hey are you with the Jasper family? I'm from Somerset let her know I'm praying for her.'," Hll said.
Thanks to t-shirts and a Facebook page, Jaden's message of hope and faith is spreading across the globe. She's heard from people in England, Australia, Canada and all over the U.S. Hall says it's thanks to that support and one more ingredient that's making this miracle recovery possible.
"She knows Christ has been with her through the whole thing," he said.
LEX 18 received word Friday evening from family members that a brain surgeon says there's less brain damage than expected and it looks like a brain contusion, meaning she'll make a full cognitive recovery.
Jaden's father, James, suffered several broken bones, but has been released from the hospital.