Girl struck on her way to school gives "thumbs up" for the first time

Girl struck on her way to school gives "thumbs up" for the first time

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) - The 15-year-old who was struck by a teen driver on her way to school opened her eyes for the first time on Nov. 10, 12 days after the collision.

Kymani Sanders was struck on West North Bend Road on Oct. 30 while attempting to cross at Van Leunan Drive.  She was taken to Cincinnati Children's Hospital with life-threatening  injuries and was listed in critical condition.

A spokesperson for Sanders says that Kymani is recovering and opened her eyes for the first time on Nov. 10, however due to the severe injury to her brain she is still on the road of regaining full consciousness and will undergo intense therapy to assist with regaining full functionality.

According to Sanders' spokesperson, Kymani gave her therapist a "thumbs up" on Monday and smiled while a video of her singing was played for her.

Friends of Sanders have set up a crowd-funding page to raise money to help with upcoming expenses.

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