The movement was subtle, just a shift of the eyes. But it was recognition nonetheless.
A car accident had bruised her brain and left her in a coma for seven-weeks. Her family was unsure she’d ever wake up and, after she did, they didn’t know if she’d understand what was going on.
Her mother sat next to her hospital bed for hours. After a conversation on her cellphone, she noticed Angee Poe had shifted her gaze and was looking at the device.
“That was the first time that she showed any cognitive response, that she knew what a phone was, and she wanted to use it,” Angee’s mother, Brenda Poe, said.