Brazyl Ward continues her miraculous recovery in rehab

  • Play

Video by

Brazyl Ward continues her miraculous recovery in rehab

By Stacey Gualandi. CREATED Jul 2, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Action News has followed the progress of Brazyl Ward ever since a hit-and-run driver left her for dead on Halloween night.

Now she is marking another milestone on her road to recovery. She is taking her first steps as she rehabilitates at the only state-funded facility in Nevada that specializes in traumatic brain injuries.  

Now every morning she begins her workout with a little dance party. 7-year-old Brazyl is standing on her own two feet just nine months after the accident that left her with a broken leg and a brain injury.  

Physical therapist Christine Solan works with her daily at the Nevada Community Enrichment Program (NCEP).  

"She really has that to her advantage. She is young, so her brain is still developing and growing," said Solan.

When she arrived there in May, she couldn't fully extend her leg. Now with the help of a gate trainer, she's slowly learning to walk again. 

Brazyl's therapists are so happy with her progress, they are hopeful she'll actually be walking on her own in six to 12 months. 

Brazyl also had trouble using her right arm. But now she can throw and catch balls.   

Her three-hour-a-day sessions include occupational therapists, as well as speech and language experts.  

Brazyl has been through so much, but she's willing to work hard, and doesn't mind showing off.