6-year-old Brazyl Ward makes progress, investigation has not - FOX5 Vegas - KVVU

6-year-old Brazyl Ward makes progress, investigation has not

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Brazyl Ward recently opened her eyes for the first time since a hit-and-run crash on Halloween night. (FOX5) Brazyl Ward recently opened her eyes for the first time since a hit-and-run crash on Halloween night. (FOX5)
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Brazyl Ward remains in critical condition at University Medical Center more than three weeks after the 6-year-old was hit by a car walking home from what she called her best Halloween ever.

Today when FOX5 met with Brazyl's father Brandon, he was smiling.

This week Brazyl opened her eyes and was moving her arms and legs for the first time since the accident.

"I'll tell you right now, when she opened her eyes it was the most beautiful thing ever," said Brandon Ward. "It's just beautiful. It's beautiful knowing that we're planning this recovery and not something totally different."

Her opened eyes were only temporary, Brazyl has been placed back in a coma after requiring additional surgery on her broken femur.

Brandon said a full recovery may not be likely, but that glimpse into his daughter's eyes gives the family overwhelming hope.

"Whatever we're blessed with from here on out, I accept it," said Ward. "It's part of our lives now and we'll adjust to it and we'll make it through. Just knowing we have a future with our daughter, it makes me happy."

A $10,000 reward remains in place for the arrest and conviction of the driver who struck Brazyl with a mid-2000s silver Ford Focus or Volkswagen Jetta and fled from the scene of Peace Way and Panay Street.

"If that's what a person needs to be motivated and do the right thing then so be it," said Ward.

A memorial of inspirational messages for Brazyl continues to grow at the scene of the accident, but anger is an emotion that can't be completely ignored.

"I get angry watching my daughter struggle and fight for her life," said Brandon, and to the driver, "All you got to do is be accountable for the mistake that you made."

The family would like to thank those who have supported them during this painful time.

If you would like to make a donation to help with the Ward's medical costs you can do so, here.

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