LAS VEGAS — Brazyl Ward has made amazing progress after she was almost killed by a hit and run driver on Halloween night and will be going home on Saturday
What started out as a fun night of family trick or treating quickly turned into a life and death situation. The 6-year-old girl was placed in a medically induced coma and was near death several times, but she showed her that she is a fighter and has made a miraculous recovery.
It’s been a tough road and Brazyl Ward had to relearn many of the things that people take for granted like eating and speaking. Her supportive family puts the experience in a positive light and has said that is has been fun watching her learn all over again. Although she has overcome many hurdles she is currently unable to walk and uses a wheelchair.
She spent nearly two months at UMC, underwent numerous surgical procedures and then continued her recovery at a rehabilitation facility.
Her parents Brandon and Tiffany, her older brother BJ and younger sister Berlyn are thrilled that she is coming home and are in the process of planning her welcoming home party. Brazyl Ward will turn 7 on April 3, and the family is also making preparations for her Birthday celebration.
There has been enormous support from the community because of Brazyl’s plight and also because of the terrific job her parents have done. They have been involved in every aspect of their daughter’s care and have kept in touch with media and bloggers to provide updates. They have networked through social media, held a number of fundraisers to assist with the mounting medical bills for their daughters care and personally stay in touch with their supporters.
Anyone wishing to donate toward the little girl’s medical expenses can visit the the Brazyl Ward GoFundMe website.
The hit and run driver who nearly killed Brazyl Ward has not yet been apprehended and faces felony charges for leaving the scene of an accident. Two brothers have been investigated as possible suspects, however, no arrests have been made.
The driver is described as a White or Hispanic male, possibly in his 20′s. Anyone with information on the case is urged to call the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department Accident Investigation Unit at 702-828-3128. Anonymous tipsters can call Crime stoppers at (702) 385-5555 or visit crimestoppersofnv.com.