A 16-year-old Ohio girl who has been in a medically induced coma since last month due to cardiac arrest has shown signs of life this past weekend, her mother said.
Emma Pfouts, a Norton High School cheerleader, suffered an asthma attack and allergic reaction last month, which then led to cardiac arrest, and caused her to become unresponsive.
This past weekend, her mother, Christina Weigand said on Facebook that Emma opened her eyes, and was able to track her for a few moments from the head of the bed to the bottom.
Weigand also shared the video of Emma moving her hand: “I have NO WORDS, just tears of joy!! I just want to share this special moment with all of YOU because all of YOU MADE THIS HAPPEN WITH YOUR CONSTANT PRAYERS for our sweet Emma!!!!”
Chris Weigand, Emma’s stepfather, is so thankful for everyone’s continued thoughts and prayers. He told FOX8 last month that residents had been kind enough to even mow his lawn while he and Emma’s mother wait at Akron Children’s Hospital. The community also created numerous #EmmaStrong fundraisers to help with medical expenses.
“We don’t know what the future holds for Emma but she has proven she makes miracles happen time and time again,” Chris Weigand wrote.
A GoFundMe account has been created to support Emma and her family.