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April 2, 2013

‘Miracle Girl’ may be headed home

Somerset —  

A local young girl may be going home from the hospital nearly a month to the day after she was seriously injured in a car accident. 
“There’s a very good possibility that either Thursday or over the weekend, she’ll get to go home,” said Karen Miller, aunt to 12-year-old Jaden Jasper.
Miller said Jaden’s medical team is expected to meet with her today to determine whether she’ll be able to continue her arduous recovery at home in Somerset. This most recent news comes only days after Jaden was moved to Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital from the University of Kentucky Medical Center. 
“At first, they told us (Jaden) would be there two weeks,” said Miller. “Then they said she may go home this weekend. Now, it may be tomorrow.
“They just keep bumping her going home date up,” Miller added.
Jaden was severely injured on March 5 after the vehicle she was riding in on Pumphouse Road hit a fence line. Planks of the fence tore through the car’s interior, striking Jaden and her father James “Jimmy” Jasper, 56, who was driving when the accident happened. 
Jimmy suffered a number of injuries, including a broken collarbone, broken clavicle, broken ribs, broken vertebrates, broken wrist, collapsed aorta, and a skull fracture. Jimmy has since been discharged from the hospital. 
Jaden, a popular Northern Middle School student, suffered a depressed skull fracture, a broken eye socket, and a broken cheekbone. Doctors warned her family she may never be the same again, and she remained sedated for several days while medical experts debated what to do. 
But on March 15, doctors were surprised to find, during reconstructive surgery, that Jaden hadn’t sustained significant brain injury in the accident. They said she would eventually be just fine. 
By that point, Jaden had woken up, and she soon made leaps and bounds in her recovery. The popular Northern Middle School student began eating solid food again — her first meal was scrambled eggs, according to Miller — and she even walked on her own. 

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