Local town celebrates two 'Christmas miracles' during holiday event

by: Tina Terry Updated:

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INDIAN TRAIL, N.C. —

Two people who faced difficulties over the year were celebrated as Christmas miracles during the Indian Trail Christmas event.

A Union County College student and a Cabarrus County 3-year-old each had severe injuries after crimes this year.  Now both are doing things doctors said they never would.

Family members thought Christina Morris would never celebrate the holidays again.

“We consider her a miracle at Christmas,” said Darlene Luther with the Indian Trail council.

Months ago, Morris was sent into a coma after a hit-and-run crash on Interstate 485. The crash left her with brain damage, punctured lungs and a tear in her spleen.  Doctors gave her a 50 percent chance of survival.

All the doctors, everybody, is shocked that I'm even alive, never mind the fact that I'm doing this well,” Morris said.

As Indian Trail celebrated Christmas, it also celebrated the story of Kilah Davenport.

This summer police say the 3-year-old suffered a serious head injury from her stepfather. Doctors questioned whether she'd ever walk or talk again.

“We're just excited about Christmas this year,” said mother Kirbi Davenport. “Thanksgiving was a good day. Kilah said her first words.  We asked if she was hungry and she said, ‘Yes,’ so maybe Christmas she'll walk.”