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Girl struck by vehicle on Halloween could be out of hospital by Christmas

Jennifer Kastner

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Girl struck by vehicle on Halloween could be out of hospital by Christmas

CREATED Dec. 17, 2013

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- The little girl who was hurt during a Halloween hit-and-run has made a huge step in her recovery.

Since the accident, six-year-old Brazyl Ward has been fighting for her life at UMC. On Tuesday, her parents were happy to announce that she could be out of the hospital within two weeks. Brazyl is planning to go to a rehabilitation facility to continue her recovery. Her parents are calling it a Christmas miracle.

Brazyl is now alert and breathing on her own. "Her eyes are opening. [Her] hand is moving. [She's] moving her left leg, her toes, [and] her fingers. [She's] picking her hand up [and] holding things. [She's] holding teddy bears," said father Brandon Ward.

Brandon said she still can't talk, but she recognizes her family's faces, "We come into the room and her levels are elevated. Her heart rate is elevated."

Brazyl was hospitalized after she was hit while trick or treating. The driver took off and still hasn't been caught.

She has suffered setbacks since Halloween, including an infection that put her into isolation for a couple of weeks.

"This roller coaster has been one heck of a ride, from the very low 'lows,' to right now. We're on this magnificent high," added Brandon.

A donation account has been set up for the family.

If you'd like to help, mention the "Brazyl Ward Donation Account" at any Wells Fargo Bank. The account number is 2723246894.

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