Kelsey Biedler has woken from her coma and is showing signs of progress.
A YOUNG Isle of Wight woman who was involved in a serious car crash has woken from a coma.
Kelsey Biedler showed positive signs by opening her eyes and attempting to communicate with her family.
Kelsey, who works as a nail technician, was left unconscious and in a critical condition when her car collided with a wall on Lake Hill, Lake, in the early hours of Saturday, August 4.
She was transferred back to St Mary’s Hospital four weeks ago after initially being airlifted to Southampton General Hospital.
Kelsey, 23, has shown gradual signs of improvement since the acccident, with the latest progress delighting her mother and father, Debbie and Paul, and her brother, Reece — but they are keen to stress it is still very early days in her steps to recovery.
Debbie posted the update on a Facebook page, which was set up so her family and friends could send messages of support and it now has more than 5,000 well-wishers from across the country.
"Just wanted to say another massive thank you to everyone for your messages of support and prayers for our daughter, Kelsey. I am sorry we haven’t updated for a while but, as we expected, Kelsey is improving slowly.
"She is now awake and although at first we were unsure whether she could see or hear us, I am so pleased to say that she can.
"She is trying to talk and trying very hard to communicate with us.
"She still has such a long way to go but she has definitely taken her first huge step...Again, thank you to everyone."