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Father: Helena White out of hospital

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JACKSON, MS (WLBT) -

She had been underwater for at least five minutes from a car accident that kept her trapped. Now, two weeks later, five-year-old Helena White makes an incredible recovery thanks to the actions of strangers.

Little Helena's father, Ray White, confirmed she was released from the hospital on Sunday. 

That hope, White said, stemmed from something she knew right away after the December 28 crash.

"I kind of had a feeling that everything was gonna be okay, and apparently so did she," White said.

"She's always been a little fighter. It doesn't matter what it was," said mother Chasity White. "She's very headstrong, so that just gave me a little bit more hope."

Now, Dr. Taylor said Helena has made a full recovery and could be released Sunday.

UMMC Chief of Pediatric Critical Care Dr. Mary Taylor said that sequence of events damaged Helena's lungs, but nothing else because she was restrained.

Dr. Taylor said Helena's lungs have fully healed, and there's no evidence of brain injury or damage.

She added the little girl may have some minor respiratory problems later in life, but nothing severe.


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