Santiago, Chile, Jun 13, 2013 / 11:10 am
A year ago, 16 year-old Antonia Cabrera suffered a stroke and was expected to die. Today, she can speak, walk with some difficulty and is continuing a recovery that she attributes to prayers across the globe.
On April 28, 2012, Cabrera fell into a coma, and doctors told her family she would likely either die or remain permanently unconscious.
On May 2, her case was publicized on the website MayFeelings.com, a social network designed to unite people throughout the world in prayer. Soon, Cabrera's story had drawn thousands of people to pledge their prayers, along with hundreds of messages of encouragement.
Two weeks later, Cabrera woke up, surprising doctors and her family. She has been progressing in the recovery process in recent months.
In a video posted this week by May Feelings, Cabrera recounted her story and thanks those who offered prayers for her.