A teenager who received an injury compensation payout following a car accident is celebrating passing her science GCSEs after her miracle recovery.
Marisca Le Roux, from West Yorkshire, spent three weeks in a coma after being hit by a car when she was eight years old, the Yorkshire Post reports.
She required potentially life-threatening brain surgery as a result of the accident and will never be able to live an independent life after having a damaged part of her brain removed.
However, after winning an eight-year injury compensation battle earlier this month, Marisca has something else to be happy about after passing her science exam.
"We were told that even if she did pull through, she would be on a ventilator and would have no prospects of doing anything," her mother Tracy van Rooyen told the paper.
"So to have her, eight years later, doing her GCSE in science is a huge accomplishment."
The news follows reports that injured soldier Ben Parkinson, who received brain injury compensation from the Ministry of Defence, has defied doctors’ expectations by beginning to speak again.