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Miracle girl Jesmin is an inspiration

Reporter: KAREN DOHERTY
Date online: 19 August 2014

A MIRACLE teenager who spent 13 days in a coma after being hit by a lorry is celebrating her A-level results this week.

Jesmin Begum’s family was told the former Radclyffe School pupil wouldn’t survive when she suffered severe head injuries in September 2010.

But Jesmin defied the predection - and has now chalked up an A* in psychology, a B in sociology and a C in English language at Oldham Sixth Form College. The 18-year-old student will study psychology at Manchester University - a subject inspired by the professionals who treated her.

“I was shocked,” said Jesmin, of Main Road, Westwood, whose memory remains affected by her ordeal. “I am pleased because my predicted grades were much lower.”

Jesmin’s skull was fractured in the road accident on Broadway, Chadderton, on the first day of a new school year. She was put on life support at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

But she made a miraculous recovery and went on to get top GCSE results despite missing a whole term at school.

“Before my accident, I didn’t know about psychology. But I came into contact with so many psychologists after my accident that it inspired me; that’s what I want to do.”

Jesmin’s proud brother Mofozzul Choudhury said: “Doctors said she wouldn’t survive. She has made the family proud. After all that she has got fantastic results. It’s great news.”

 

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