Caroline Tracy’s story with Children’s has lasted nearly a decade.
At age 5, she was thrown from her mother’s car after it was hit by a drunk driver. Her mother died, and Caroline suffered severe brain trauma.
Emergency responders flew Caroline to Egleston hospital, where providers placed her in a drug-induced coma. She recovered after several hard months, and has minor memory and learning issues.
“She is such a miracle child,” Dean Harris, Caroline’s aunt, said. “She has come such a long way.”
Before the car accident, Caroline was diagnosed with scoliosis. At age 7, she was placed in a Boston brace, a plastic brace worn from 16 to 22 hours a day to prevent further curving of the spine.