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A young girl who was hit by a car on Halloween shares how she turned a tragedy into a purpose

LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A story 8 News Now has been following since 2013, a young native girl named Brazyl Ward was hit by a car on Halloween night time. Now 15 years previous, she and her household share how they turned a tragedy into a purpose.

In 2013 at simply six years previous, Ward survived a hit-and-run on Halloween night time leaving her with a traumatic brain harm and in a coma for months.

She is now a dwelling miracle and her mom, Tiffany Ward, is correct by her facet sharing what it was like that frightful night time.

“As we were crossing the street a car going about 80 miles an hour sped down the street and we all had to jump out of the way,” Tiffany mentioned. “Unfortunately, Brazyl was caught in that crossfire of trying to get out of the way and she was struck and thrown 100 feet into the air.”

The complete Las Vegas group has been following Ward’s story and 9 years later, she and her household proceed to unfold consciousness of pedestrian security.

“Be safe and look both ways,” mentioned Ward.

“We are always going to keep fighting to make sure what happened to our family doesn’t happen to other families. We want to be able to curve that so we have partnered with Zero Teen Fatalities, and we have a nonprofit called, ‘Dream Safe Project’.” Tiffany mentioned.

Ward’s youthful sister, Berlin, who was in a stroller on the time of the hit-and-run shares what today means to her.

“I’m happy she is here with us because if she wasn’t, I was only one so I wouldn’t have remembered her,” Berlin shares.

Tiffany additionally shared that their hope is to take care of their presence locally so justice will ultimately prevail.

“To this day, they never caught the driver, so we wanted to be able to put her in front of whoever it is that did this and let them know she is still here and don’t forget her!” Tiffany mentioned.

The City of Las Vegas is giving out two proclamations to the Ward household. Oct. 30 is formally Brazyl Ward Day and Oct. 31 is Brazyl Ward Safe Crossing Day.

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