Wake Forest Teen Fights Severe Brain Injuries After Head-On Collision

Mikayla Coleman.jpg(WTVD) – A mother’s faith in her child is helping her through a trying ordeal.

Susan Coleman has been living at WakeMed Hospital. Her 18-year-old daughter Makayla is receiving care for severe brain injuries after a head-on collision.

“I pray that God does miracles. It’s frightening,” Coleman says. “I have to keep the faith.”

Makayla is essentially decapitated internally. The base of her skull is disconnected from her spinal cord. Some nerves may be still attached.

“She also has brain sheering which is another major brain injury, so it’s two horrific things,” Coleman says.

The family was initially told the teen wouldn’t survive, but within the last 48 hours, the family has seen signs of progress. Makayla has opened her eyes and is responding to some commands. CONTINUE