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Prayer power: Teen on deathbed awakens as family sings hymns

- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 6, 2014

A BYU student who was struck by a car and given a five percent change of emerging from a coma shocked her doctors by opening her eyes — at the same time her family had gathered at her hospital bed to sing hymns.

Lexi Hansen, 18, was listed in critical but stable condition earlier this week — just days after she was hit by the vehicle Feb. 26 while riding her longboard in a crosswalk of an intersection near the BYU campus, Deseret News reported.

"When they brought her in, the doctors gave her less than a five percent chance of survival," Doug Hansen, the teen's father, told Deseret News. "They told us to call our family and get them here quickly because she wasn't going to last too long."

So the family did — surrounding her bed and singing religious songs on Sunday. That's when she opened her eyes and emerged from her coma.

"Every single day is a miracle, every single day," said her mother, Marcia Hansen. "It was a zero percent when she was found, then one percent the next day. Now there are still a few things that we are not sure of, but almost everything is just positive.

"We know it's because of God," Mrs. Hansen said. "We know he's a God of miracles. And the prayers and faiths — everybody that [has] been praying for her. That's the only reason she is where she's at."

On Wednesday, the teen was "able to stand next to her bed," the family posted on "Pray for Lexi," a Facebook page they created in support.

Lexi, a communications major, one day wants to become a motivational speaker, Deseret News reported.

 

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