She barely survived that horrific crash on March 6.
The Ford Escape SUV Kyla Roberts was riding in rolled over and five passengers went flying out, including her.
Kyla landed 150 feet away, on her head.
That she survived at all seemed like a miracle unto itself.
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That she survived two brain surgeries and a monthlong coma impressed doctors as miraculous, too.
But it’s what the 14-year-old said she saw while she was in the coma at The OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City that made the rounds in recent weeks.
Kyla told news reporters she saw Jesus.
He was “very big,” with green eyes, “scraggly hair” and smelled like “fresh clothes out of a dryer,” she said.
“He told me that he loves me, and he’s ready for me to come home, but not quite yet,” she said, according to News 9 in Oklahoma City. “And then I woke up here.”
Doctors gave Kyla’s family little hope that she would survive her injuries. Neurodevelopmental pediatrician Steven Couch at The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital, called her recovery nothing short of “a miracle.”
“Her brain bounced so hard in her head, she had temporal lobe fractures. That night they told us we have to take her into surgery now, or she’s gonna die. She’s probably going to die anyway,” said Stephanie Roberts, Kyla’s mother.
But her daughter made it. And last month Kyla went to the rehab’s hospital’s annual “prom.”
One of her dates was the offensive coordinator for the University of Oklahoma football team, who had heard about Kyla’s recovery in his prayer group, according to News 9.
Kyla is at home now and hopes to return to school in the fall.