Hollis Teen Makes Miraculous Recovery From Accident


Wednesday, May 18th 2016, 10:06 pm
By: News 9


A Hollis teenager who barely survived a rollover accident two months ago said she saw “Jesus.” 

Kyla Roberts, 14, was one of five young people who were ejected from a Ford Escape SUV on March 6.

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Kyla was the most-critically injured. She suffered severe brain injuries, and was in a coma at OU Medical Center for a month. She underwent two brain surgeries, and woke up in The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital in Bethany in mid-April.

Kyla said all she really remembers is sitting on Jesus’ lap. She said he’s really nice; he has green eyes, and what she calls “scraggly hair”.

“He told me that he loves me, and he’s ready for me to come home, but not quite yet, and then I woke up here,” said Kyla. 

She also told News 9 Jesus has a message for everyone.

“That he’s real. God is real, and Heaven is real.” 

Kyla’s mother Stephanie Roberts said the power of prayer is the only thing that saved her daughter.

“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,” Roberts said. 

The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Hospital Neurodevelopmental Pediatrician Dr. Steven Couch said Kyla’s recovery so far has been nothing short of “a miracle”.