Dead Girl Brought Back To Life By Blowing Raspberries On Her Tummy.
The family went to mass on Christmas eve, lighting candles for her, and asking a priest to visit their daughter.
On Christmas Day, Elisha, 12, leaned over her sister and did something silly and unexpected. "That was the amazing moment when she laughed, as Macey blew a raspberry on her belly," Stephen shares.
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"It was astonishing. We found out afterwards that it wasn't uncommon for people in this state to show emotion, but to us it seemed like she was responding," says Stephen who admits they all felt hopeful afterwards.
Poppy didn't just laugh, she also responded in other ways. "Then there were little twitches on her arms and legs," Stephen says. "Doctors said it could be spinal reflexes, but I felt like it was so much more."
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Slowly Poppy began to make progress.
She re-learned to speak to the shock of doctors.
She also started crawling again and is now learning to walk again.
"We couldn't believe it. It's been just eight weeks. It's incredible. She's progressed so much," Stephen admits.
"The doctors are baffled. They say that she shouldn't be doing what she is doing. They are so glad she is, but they didn't think she would. She's proving them all wrong," Stephen admits.
The family is trying to raise money to fly Poppy to the Cosmosuit Rehabilitation Unit in Italy. "We want to get more physio for her earlier rather than later, because we think the sooner we do, the more of her mobility we can save," her dad says. "She is still a little bit shaky, but I think she will be able to walk on her own and she's already come so far. We just want to raise money to try and get her a bit more help and we don't want to waste any time."
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If you are interested in helping Poppy, you can visit her GoFundMe page.
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