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11-year-old struck by car in Saanich suffers brain damage, requires spinal surgery: Mom

11-year-old struck by car in Saanich suffers brain damage, requires spinal surgery: Mom
From Global News - January 12, 2018

All it could have taken to lose Leila Bui was a simple movement.

But that was before the 11-year-old Saanich girl received surgery to stabilize her spine on Thursday, almost a month after she was struck by a car in the intersection of Torquay and Ash Road on Dec. 20, her mother, who declined to offer her name, told Global News.

Bui was rushed to hospital after the incident, which happened when Bui, a Grade 6 student, was walking to school.

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She was later taken to Vancouver so she could have surgery, as the incident left her in a fragile stateany slight movement, and Bui could have been lost, her mother said. Her spinal cord could have snapped.

Bui did really well during her surgery, and now that her body has been treated, the focus can be on her brain, her mom said.

Two GoFundMe pages have been set up to support Bui and her family as the 11-year-old undergoes treatment.

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