SWEETWATER, Tenn. (Tribune Media Wire) — A pregnant woman in Tennessee woke up after a four-month coma only to discover she had given birth.
Sharista Giles, 20, woke up this week after being in a coma since December. According to a Facebook post on a support page , Giles opened her eyes and squeezed a friend’s hand.
The accident happened when she and a friend were driving home from a concert and her friend fell asleep at the wheel, crashing the car. Giles suffered severe head trauma and doctors said her chances of a complete recovery were less than 10 percent, according to WPVI .
“The doctors were telling us there was nothing else they could do,” said Beverly Giles, 49, of Madisonville, Tenn., told ABC News . “They already gave up hope. We never gave up. She’s fought this hard.”
In January, Giles gave birth to “Baby L” while she was in a coma. On Wednesday, the 20-year-old opened her eyes for the first time in months.
Doctors are still trying to determine Giles’ prognosis.