Last week, she told News 9 she remembers sitting on Jesus’ lap. This week, a Hollis teen’s stunning recovery from an accident reached another milestone.
Kyla Roberts, 14, participated in The Children’s Center Rehabilitation Center’s Annual “Prom.” Kyla underwent two emergency brain surgeries at OU Medical Center shortly after a rollover accident in her hometown ejected her at least 150 feet from the wreckage of the SUV her older brother had been driving on March 6.
Her family told News 9, doctors at OU told them Kyla probably would not live. She woke up at The Children’s Center in Bethany five weeks later, and said she remembers sitting on Jesus’ lap. She said he has “scraggly hair, and green eyes,” “He smells like fresh clothes out of the dryer,” and he told her “It wasn’t her time.”
OU Football Offensive Coordinator Lincoln Riley and his wife Caitlin said they heard about Kyla’s situation in a prayer group several weeks ago. Thursday afternoon, the coach was one of Kyla’s dates to the prom. His wife helped with Kyla’s makeup and hair.
Earlier this week, Dillards invited Kyla to one of its stores, where she picked out a dress for the prom. And “Back Stage Limo” gave Kyla a Limo ride.
As for her vision of seeing the “Son of The Man Upstairs”, her Great-Great Aunt Carol Barnes’ mind is made up about that. “She would have not said that, had she not. And she was looking for her grandpa and aunt, who she couldn’t see, because it was too bright. I mean she was there! She sat on Jesus’ lap.”
Kyla will return home to Hollis to be with the rest of her family on Friday. She’d like to return to school in Hollis in the fall.