TODAY'S TMJ4 Exclusive
Hit-and-run victim speaking for first time since crash on Milwaukee's east side
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MILWAUKEE- A young woman who was critically injured in a hit-and-run crash on the east side is speaking for the first time.
Mai Kaw Xiong is out of her medically induced coma and wants to show friends, classmates and strangers moved by her story -- how she's doing Wednesday.
Mai Kaw Xiong spent two months in a coma and got out of intensive care days ago.
She's come a long way from when she was struck by a car in mid March. She was crossing the street with friends at N. Farwell Ave. and E. North Ave. on Milwaukee's east side when she was hit.
"Shortly after her injury, we didn't know if she was going to survive the night," said trauma surgeon Dr. Todd Neideen.
In her first interview since that crash, the 22-year-old Alverno College student will explain on Live at 10 why she wanted to go in front of TODAY'S TMJ4's camera. Her volume doesn't match her enthusiasm, but she speaks in a whisper because she had a tube in her throat for weeks.
"All I remember is waking up consciously and wondering why I'm in a hospital," said Xiong.
Mai Kaw Xiong has made an incredible recovery. Coming up on Live at 10, TODAY'S TMJ4 will tell you when she may actually be able to leave the hospital.