Las Vegas woman emerges from coma 3 weeks after car wreck
A young woman injured in a car accident hasn't Video by ktnv.comvideo
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Things have taken a turn for a young Las Vegas woman left comatose after she was involved in a car wreck.
Annie-Monique Lippett has finally emerged from her coma three weeks after she and her brother slammed into the big rig driving in front of them.
Although she is awake, Anne-Monique is unable to eat, speak or even breathe on her own. But recently she began responding to yes or no questions by blinking.
“She's able to follow basic simple commands, occasionally, enough to where it is obvious she is in there,” said Gini Whitman, Annie-Monique's speech pathologist
Her mother knows Annie-Monique may never return to the girl she once knew, but she just can't bear the thought of never hearing her daughter say the four words she's misses the most.
“I miss hearing her say, I love you mommy,” said her mother Annie Dubro. “Those are the words and I am not giving up. I truly believe that someday she will. Those are the words I long to hear.”
Anne-Monique has a large team of experts working on her recovery, but the costs are more than her family can afford.
Which is why they're asking for your support by coming out and having dinner at Buffalo Wild Wings on North Durango this Wednesday; a portion proceeds will go to help cover Annie-Monique's medical bills.
Fundraiser for Annie-Monique Lippett
Wednesday November, 14th 2012
4 - 10PM
Buffalo Wild Wings
6640 N. Durango