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Beaumont girl named "walking miracle" after motorcycle wreck

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Doctors are calling a 12-year-old Beaumont girl a "walking miracle." 

On February 9, Zoe Williams was playing hide and seek with neighborhood friends. While running across the street, she was struck by a motorcycle.

"I was running because he was far, far away. I thought I could make it. Right when I was in the middle of the street, he hit me," said Zoe.

Zoe's mother was home. Trying to stay calm, she prayed while sitting in the front seat of the ambulance.

"I could hear her cry so I knew she was alive. So, as a mother, all I could tell myself was stay in control," said Dana Williams, Zoe's mother.

They arrived at Christus Hospital St. Elizabeth not knowing if Zoe would live to tell her story.

She was in a coma for nine days and underwent five surgeries for a crushed right leg, trauma to her liver, a bruise on one of her lungs and a fracture to her right wrist.

A dark cloud hung over this family for 24 days. All they could do was turn to their faith.

"We were just reaching out for something I know man couldn't give me. It was from God; total divine control," said Zoe's mother.

Their prayers were heard around the world.

"A lot of other people were praying for me. My family and people in Africa. It got really far," Zoe said.

This close knit family says their prayers were answered when Zoe was put into the hands of a great team of doctors.

Her time was spent on the pediatric floor which has been recently renovated by the Christus Health Foundation.

Making the children feel right at home is the decor and games provided by the Children's Miracle Network.

Zoe also had other toys to help keep her entertained. While recovering, her family held a teddy bear drive where she collected 100 teddy bears all the way from Southeast Texas to New York.

Her teddy bears, her family who stayed by her side, and her team of doctors kept her mind off of the pain and instead focused on recovery.

Zoe has been released from the hospital and is now in rehab learning to walk again.

"I don't think I'll ever find the words to describe my gratitude for this trauma team at this hospital," said Zoe's mother, "The nurses were just amazing to the point that we even named her bears after two of her nurses."

What started as a question of whether or not a tiny, soft spoken girl would survive turned into a miraculous ending to one chapter in her young life.

"We claimed that it was a miracle. But, to hear the doctors say it was a miracle gave evidence to where she really is a living miracle," said Williams.

Zoe is now going through rehabilitation. She's being home schooled while she recovers.

As for the driver of the motorcycle, Beaumont police say he was issued four citations by summons for unsafe speed, failure to maintain financial responsibility, no valid motorcycle license and expired license plate.

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