After a near-fatal car accident in 2017, doctors told Alice Edwards that her daughter’s life might be over. They warned that she might not wake up or would “be a vegetable,” but two years later, Nada Edwards is proving them wrong.
The accident left the Virginia teen in a coma for five months, but then one day, Nada opened her eyes and told her mom that she loved her. From the time she woke up, she’s had one goal: to walk the stage and graduate with her classmates at Woodrow Wilson High School. She worked hard to catch up and get back on track at school and spent months in rehabilitation, but all her efforts paid off and this week she walked across that stage to get her diploma.
Next up for this determined grad: college. She’s attending Norfolk State University this fall and hopes to become a counselor one day to help others. Nada’s proud mother says, “Amazing just doesn’t begin to explain what we’ve been through.”