Doctors didn’t think Darius Waddell would survive after he was in a horrific, high-speed car crash two months ago and fell into a coma.
But, God had other plans.
Waddell was a passenger in a speeding car when the driver had a seizure, lost control and hit a tree, landing Waddell in critical condition, WECT-TV reported.
Doctors weren’t so sure Waddell would make it, but after two weeks of being in a coma, something encouraging happened: they detected brain activity and decided to operate on his brain, spine and facial injuries.
In the process, his family held out hope.
“We prayed,”Latoya McLaurin, the mom of Waddell’s daughter, told WECT. “We knew that God kept him this long, that he can keep him going.”
Waddell underwent surgeries and then woke up. Now, he’s gone home after 64 days in the hospital, where he will continue his recovery.
His family believes that his survival and recovery have been nothing short of a miracle. From here on, Waddell will have some work to do, but it appears he will be able to one day walk again.
“It was a miracle,” he told WECT. “I’ve got to work with my legs and get them back … but doctors say I’ll be walking again.”