Transcript for Thanksgiving Day Miracle: Man Shot in Head Wakes From Coma on Holiday
It's calling it a miracle the young man shot in the head after defending his girl after a ho halloween party. On thanksgiving day, a huge surprise. Good morning. Such a sweet story. Just one month ago the family in birmingham, california, thut they would be grieving on this holiday weekend. Except they received the one gift that they were praying for. What they would have missed most the smile. The one that benjamin wore while celebrating halloween in san francisco. Your son benjamin got shot and he's in the hospital. Reporter: As the 21-year-old was walking home from a party with his girlfriend and two others, a gunman confronted them for no apparent reason. When benjamin stepped forward to protect his girlfriend, the last bullet fired hit benjamin. The doctors made no promises about the condition that he would have to live in. He spent one month in a medically-induced coma. Until last sunday, when doctors revived him. I said, can you say hi mom? He said hi, mom. Reporter: Benjamin was talking and soon while other families were sitting down at thanksgiving dinner, he was standing. Taking his first steps. He made it. He's strong. He's a miracle. It's pretty rare. He's a pretty good fighter, i think. Reporter: The family never extented to be spending this holiday weekend at the hospital but they are grateful to be here talking, even joking, with the son they almost lost. We sold your truck. Benjamin's smile is back. Are you ready to come home soon, ben? Reporter: That gives them hope for many more joyful holidays together. Benjamin still has many months of rehab ahead of him. He's optimistic and he's looking forward to getting back to everyday life. He can't wait to hang out with friends and hang out with his dog ziggy. Love to see that smile thank you. Time for a check of the other headlines this morning. Over to alex perez. Good morning to you, in the
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