The mum of coma teenager Danielle Stoton has told of the kiss from her daughter she feared she would never experience again.
Danielle is defying medical expectations with the speed of her recovery after she suffered multiple injuries, including substantial brain damage, in a collision as she walked home from a party.
Her parents, Paul and Michelle Stoton, have had an agonising three weeks praying for an improvement in their 18-year-old daughter, who was kept in a medically induced coma for over two weeks.
And now they say they are ‘elated’ because Danielle has begun opening her eyes and focusing, holding her hand up in response to a question and even giving mum Michelle a kiss on the lips.
“On Sunday I put my lips on hers to give her a kiss, and as I moved my lips she did it back. It felt amazing,” said Michelle, of Harris Road, Armthorpe.
She said Danielle was still reliant on a ventilator to breathe but was in a stable condition. Doctors hope they will soon be able to move her from a unit at Sheffield’s Royal Hallamshire Hospital to Doncaster Royal Infirmary.