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Las Vegas girl hit by car while trick-or-treating recovering 4 years later

Posted at 7:21 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-28 07:15:59-04

It was Halloween 2013 when then 6-year-old Brazyl Ward's world would change after she was hit by a car while out trick-or-treating.

The driver fled the scene, and Brazyl was nearly killed. She spent months in a coma and intensive care, but beating all odds, she's slowly been able to recover.

Over the years, she was released from the hospital, and this year, began to start walking again.

Now, she's dancing and cheerleading at school, and 4 years after the hit and run, she's ready to go out trick-or-treating again this year.

"It's good to be able to smile again when we think about the holiday," says her mom Tiffany Ward.  This year, now 10 years old and in 5th grade, Brazyl is going as Princess Tiana.

She still requires occupational therapy and has a long road ahead, but her life is taking a turn for the better.

But even after four years, the driver from that night is still on the loose.  "They definitely changed our lives," says Tiffany. "But we decide what path we go, downhill or uphill, and we choose the latter," she says.

But they do have a message for trick-or-treaters - to stay safe while out and about on Halloween, and for drivers to never drive under the influence and also keep an eye out for children Tuesday evening.