PLANTATION (CBS4) – Trevoughn Sands is a miracle that multiplies. Back in 2007, the 15-year-old crashed his motorbike into a car. At the time, the doctor told his family that he had done all he could do and Sands was not expected to make it.

“He went back and the nurses encouraged him to try again said try again,” recalled Trevoughn’s grandmother, Lovine Taylor. “He’s young…try and they did. So when they did, they said they hooked him up fast and he made a breath.”

Against the odds, the teen started breathing. But doctors told his family that he would remain on a breathing tube and live his life in a vegetative state.

“We knew he was gonna come through,” said Taylor.

The family transferred Sands to The Kids Korner in Plantation, a rehabilitation center for children. Slowly but surely, the miracles continued.

Sands came out of his coma last year, to find his family cheering at his bedside. Soon after he began moving his hands. Then, seven months ago, he started talking.

While Sands is now wheelchair bound, he’s doing much better than doctors ever expected him to do. He told CBS4 News he likes to work on computers and explore the internet.

Now, the 18-year-old will be transferred to an aggressive rehabilitation facility. The hope is that one day, he will be able to go back to school and do a lot more independently.

“Well he’s our family now and you know, it’s a bitter sweet success story,” said Cara Pagan, the Pediatric Service Coordinator at Kidz Korner. “You know we’re sad to see him leave; but it’s the best thing for him.”

Comments (4)
  1. GAIN AND AGEIN says:


  2. Denise says:

    I would like to thank Channel 4 for reporting this story. I believe Trevoughn’s mother, Trisha Taylor, was the driving force behind his recovery. Each day people would ask her ” How is he doing?” Trisha’s response,”He is coming along!” DAYS passed…..MONTHS passed….YEARS passed, but her response would always be ” He is coming along!” Never lose your faith!

  3. Monique Walters-Walker says:

    I’m glad to see that my cousin came this far, he is the bravest and strongest kid I know. There was never a doubt in my mind that this day would come, thanks to everyone who prayed and visited him or just said some kind words. Trisha and aunty Novline are the best mother and grandmother a kid could ever have, it was their faith, strength, love and commitment that kept Trevough going. Two weeks ago he asked to talk to me, I felt so happy that his memory of me was very vivid. I love you cuz, you’re my hero! May God continue to bless you and give you strength as you progress everyday!

  4. Novline (grandma) says:

    Thank you CBS Miami for doing this for our family. It has been a long journey but God is good and with faith all things are possible.Philippians 4:13 I (TreVoughn) can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.Thanks to all who prayed for TreVoughn and our family also the staff at Kidz Corner who took special care of our miracle child. Better things are yet to come so stay tune. God bless you all.

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