The mother of a pregnant woman who woke up from a four-month coma earlier this month said she knew doctors were wrong when they told her that her 20-year-old daughter wouldn’t wake up.
Anna Moser’s daughter Sharista Giles of Sweetwater, Tennessee, was driving home from a concert in December with friends when a car accident sent her to the hospital with injuries so bad doctors believed she would never recover.
She was five months pregnant at the time and in January doctors were forced to deliver the baby early, a little boy the family has named Leighton Isiah Giles.
Twenty-year-old Sharista Giles (left) of Sweetwater, Tennessee, went into a coma in December after a car accident. Her mom, Anna Moser (right), said that she believed her daughter would wake up even when doctors said she had a two-per cent chance of recovery
Giles (right) opened her eyes earlier this month. Though she is still nonverbal, Moser (left) talks to her daughter every day
Though Giles was given a two-per cent chance of recovering, Moser was confident her daughter would wake up.
When Giles finally did open her eyes, Moser said her daughter wasn’t herself it appeared that she wasn’t sure what was going on around her.
But she soon began following her father’s movements around the room. Then, her father showed her a photo of her son.
‘He showed her a picture of her baby, and she followed the picture,’ said her mother, Beverly.
‘When he turned around to put it back on the bulletin board, she turned her neck, her whole head trying to follow and find the picture again.’
And Moser remained hopeful, but not entirely optimistic, until she started speaking to Giles a few nights ago.
‘I said, “If you could get out of that bed right now, I could take you home,” and her head come up. And she had never did that, it was plumb off the bed,’ Moser told WATE. ‘That’s when I knew.’
Giles was five months pregnant when she fell into the coma. In January doctors were forced to deliver the baby (pictured in utero, right) early, a little boy the family has named Leighton Isiah Giles
Moser said she now speaks to her daughter every day and shows her pictures of Leighton. And though Giles is still nonverbal, Moser believes her daughter hears her.
‘I finally have not a doubt in my mind. And I needed that,’ she said. ‘It’s a process. But I know, I know, it’s truly a miracle. It’s truly a miracle.’
Giles has yet to meet her baby in person because doctors do not want him entering the rehab facility, her aunt, Beverly Giles told ABC.
Moser said Leighton has finally left the NICU and believes that Giles will make a full recovery and will be able to raise her son.
‘We never gave up,’ said her mother. ‘She’s fought this hard.’
Moser said that she believes her daughter hears her when she talks to her, and she believes that Giles will make a full recovery so she will be able to raise her son