FORT MYERS, Fla.- A Fort Myers girl who was the victim of a horrific accident faced a heartbreaking setback Monday. Hannah Grant suffered a traumatic brain injury in 2007. She was six years old when the car she was riding in was hit by a red-light runner.
She'll spend Tuesday night at All Childrens Hospital in St. Petersburg after undergoing emergency surgery to replace the shunt keeping her alive.
For the last five and a half years, Hannah has been in a vegatative state, but her parents and therapist knew something was wrong Monday after discovering a mass of fluid on Hannah's head.
They later discovered, Hannah's shunt had broken in three places.
"I don't understand. I'm a God-fearing Catholic. I absolutely have no idea why this happened," her father Scott Grant said.
After a two and a half hour emergency surgery to replace the shunt, her family is now forced to wait for answers.
"We're kind of waiting for neurology and the nero team, but more importantly we're waiting for Hannah to look like she has prior to this," Grant said.
WINK News has followed Hannah's recovery sincer her accident in July, 2007.
She's been to Mexico and Peru for stem cell procedures, and Lourdes, France for its believed healing powers.
WINK NEWS HAS FOLLOWED HANNAH'S RECOVERY SINCE HER ACCIDENT IN 2007.
"Each day it takes a little more from you. It takes your hope, but you try not to let it take your faith, but some days it does," Grant said.
"It's hard to see her not play, not read, not read, not, the only thing she does by herself is breathe. The rest of it, we have to do, and I'm scared for where we're going," Grant said.
Hannah will spend Tuesday night at All Childrens Hospital, and is scheduled to ahve another CT scan Wednesday morning.
Her parents and older sister hope she'll be able to go home after that.
Further down the road, her father is hopeful a new procedure for soldiers returning with traumatic brain injuries may provide some answers for Hannah.