Students stand by classmate

Coldstream girl coming out of coma since contracting menigicoccal disease

  • Dec. 22, 2017 4:19 p.m.

Optimism is spreading as a Vernon girl continues to make improvements since being put into a medically induced coma after contracting meningicoccal disease.

A grade 11 student from Kalamalka Secondary is recovering in Vancouver General Hospital.

Family and friends are excited over the news that the teenage girl appears to be making a recovery – as she opened her eyes just before Christmas and then had her breathing tube removed on Boxing Day.

Her first words to her parents were ‘I love you,’ and she is reportedly getting stronger every day.

Students at the Coldstream high school are also standing by their classmate, and sent a special message to her last Friday on the last day of school before Christmas break (see video below).

“Get better Emily,” one teacher said.

Although they cannot literally stand by her, Kal students are showing their support through Ben E. King’s Stand By Me.

RELATED: Meningococcal disease outbreak declared in Okanagan



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