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The woman who woke from a coma to learn she had given birth…

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On the 6th of December 2014 while just four months pregnant, 20 year old Sharista Giles was involved in a car accident in Nashville Tennessee when her friend (the driver) fell asleep at the wheel and the car collided with a concrete barrier.  Suffering from head trauma,  Doctors held very little hope that either Sharista or her unborn child would survive, telling Sharista’s family that she had just a 10% chance of coming out of her coma.

Against all the odds, her baby boy (known as Baby L) was delivered in late January weighing a mere 1 pound and 14 ounces (approximately 850g) and then just last Wednesday, Sharista stunned her Doctors when she opened her eyes for the first time since the accident. A post on her Facebook page stated:

“Sharista has her eyes open n blinking n squeezing our fingers when we ask her to. Praise the Lord! She was following her daddy’s voice n we showed her a picture of Baby L n she seen him!!!” 

Sharista’s Aunt, Beverly Giles told ABC News that the family had continued to remain positive even though doctors had given such a grim prognosis for her recovery and stated: “They already gave up hope. We never gave up. She’s fought this hard.”

What a heart warming story, we wish Sharista and her Baby Boy all the best 


Lauren founded her website Create Bake Make as a way to justify the ridiculous amount of baking she loves to do. She has a super sweet tooth and enjoying a slice of cake (or two) is one of her guilty indulgences. As a Mum of two little boys, when she isn't creating fun activities for the kids or breaking up arguments over toy trucks and cars, you will find her in the kitchen baking up a storm - or hiding in the pantry with the latest cooking magazine and a hot cup of coffee!

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