Originally posted on CBS Los Angeles:
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ENCINO (CBSLA.com) — An 11-year-old girl from Hermosa Beach is slowly recovering after suffering from two massive strokes last year.
On Christmas Eve, Amy Mantell showed signs something was wrong with her as she played with her younger brother, Ethan, in the park.
“I was watching her and she just like, fell on the ground. She just sat down. At first I thought, ‘You guys are playing too rough. Did you hit your head?’ She said, ‘No, I can’t see,’” said Leilani O’Dell, Amy’s mother.
The single mom said she took Amy to the ER, but was sent home.
O’Dell said she struggled to get Amy seen by specialists.
“If I hadn’t been fighting for her, who knows what might have happened,” said O’Dell.
One week after the park incident, Amy was admitted to the hospital, where she fell into a coma.
O’Dell was devastated…
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