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Family of injured teen grateful for miracles

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Two months ago, Sean McNamee was not expected to make it.

"When they were done with surgery, they told them to go say goodbye to me," Sean explains.

On October 9th, Sean severely injured his head during football practice at Wharton High School.

He fractured his skull and needed emergency surgery.

Doctors didn't give the family much hope. They placed him in a medically-induced coma. Outside the hospital, a community came together.

Sean's teammates wore his number to their first home game. Friends and strangers prayed.

And on the 9th day, he woke up.

"I looked right and left and was freaking out. I had no idea why I was in the hospital," Sean said.

Sean's grandfather Doug McNamee still gets choked up.

"It was hard to imagine, first of all, that he was waking up," McNamee said.

It was a miracle, and it wouldn't be the first one.

Doctors weren't sure what kind of long-term damage he would face. But one week, later Sean was making huge leaps in his recovery.

Talking and texting his friends, but would he walk again?

"I was actually walking down the hall and everybody was crying then, because I really wasn't supposed to be walking after four day," Sean said.

It was another miracle. He refused to be wheelchair bound, and weeks of physical therapy paid off.

After his brush with death, Sean is so grateful to everyone for their prayers and support.

And for this miracle: to be celebrating another holiday.

"I'd rather not be in the hospital for Christmas. I missed Halloween, but I can give that away for Christmas," Sean said.

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