Just days before his fifth wedding anniversary, Jonny Grant was the victim of a car accident that left him in a coma. Doctors were unsure of whether he would ever wake up, much less move.Because he sustained a diffuse axonal injury, he was given a 10% chance of survival.
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Two months after the accident, however, he awoke from the coma.Through intensive physical therapy at a Richmond, Virginia rehabilitation center, the Navy SEAL has slowly regained motor control. Though he is still unable to use his vocal cords, he communicates with his wife Laura by softly mouthing his words.
Then, four months after the grim prognosis, Jonny was able to stand up and kiss Laura.The moving exchange was posted to Laura’s Instagram where it received overwhelming support and appreciation. Additionally, the GoFundMe that she set up to help finance Jonny’s hospital bills just broke its $100,000 goal.
“The moment to me was like our first dance at our wedding,” she said. “I knew that all Jon wanted was me by his side through all of this. That he loved me so deeply and was so thankful for our bond which has grown even more.”She feels grateful she captured the moment and is still reeling from the positive responses to the video.