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Published On: Tue, Mar 11th, 2014

Lexi Hansen, BYU student ‘brain dead’ in coma after accident, wakes up while family sings hymns at her bed side

A miraculous story is coming out of Utah as a Brigham Young University student, Lexi Hansen, who suffered critical head injuries when she was struck by a car, is now awake and breathing on her own after family sang hymns around her in the hospital.

Lexi Hansen, family photo

Lexi Hansen, family photo

“When they brought her in, the doctors gave her less than a 5 percent chance of survival,” said Doug Hansen, Lexi’s father. “They told us to call our family and get them here quickly because she wasn’t going to last too long.”

In a Thursday evening interview with ABC News, Marcia Hansen, the teen’s mother, said tests indicated her daughter had essentially been brain-dead when she was brought to Utah Valley Regional Medical Center in Provo.

Hansen was in a coma for several days, but Sunday she awoke.

“We had the most amazing experience today at the end of everyone’s fast,” the family wrote on the Pray for Lexi Facebook Page. “Lexi opened her eyes and kept them open for nearly an hour while we sang hymns to her as a family. While we were singing, she hand signed, ‘I love you,’ moving her arm around so that everyone could see. She then reached for each person’s hands individually so she could squeeze them. We could hardly sing due to the tears streaming down our face. We knew we were witnessing a miracle.”

The family reports she is improving daily.

“Every single day is a miracle, every single day,” Marcia Hansen said. “It was a zero percent when she was found, then 1 percent the next day. Now there are still a few things that we are not sure of, but almost everything is just positive.”

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- Catherine "Kaye" Wonderhouse, a proud descendant of the Wunderhaus family is the Colorado Correspondent who will add more coverage, interviews and reports from this midwest area.

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  1. Carol Uzman says:

    Lexi is a very lucky girl. She has her family and gods love around her. She is a true miracle and she even woke up on a Sunday.

  2. Bob says:

    “Keeping the Truth in the Headlines”… really? Is that why you try to make people believe that she was “brain dead”? She was in a coma. People wake up from coma’s all the time. NOBODY wakes up from being “brain dead”. And your line that the mom claims that doctors told her that she was “essentially brain-dead” doesn’t cut it. “Essentially brain-dead” and “brain dead” are again completely different things.

    • Your Name... says:

      YES PEOPLE WAKE UP FROM COMAS ALL THE TIME. IM NOT SAYING EVERYBODY DOES BUT YES ALOT DO!!!

    • Dianne Crapson Brown says:

      SORRY 4GOT 2 PUT MY NAME… YES PEOPLE WAKES UP FROM COMAS ALL THE TIME. IM NOT SAYING EVERYBODY DOES BUT YES ALOT DO!!

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