Boy, 10, emerges from two-month coma after hit-and-run

Louie Szabo, left, Hillary Szabo and her daughter, Haedyn Hartwick, are selling wristbands to help...

Louie Szabo, left, Hillary Szabo and her daughter, Haedyn Hartwick, are selling wristbands to help raise money to aid in the care of Tyler Brooks-Szabo, the 10-year-old boy injured in a hit and run in east London, Ont. in October. (CRAIG GLOVER/QMI Agency)

Dale Carruthers, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 5:10 PM ET

LONDON, Ont. -- A boy critically injured in a hit-and-run crash has begun to emerge from a two-month coma.

Tyler Brooks-Szabo, 10, has opened his eyes.

"It's amazing. It really is a miracle," said Tyler's stepmother, Hillary Szabo. "Going through such a traumatic experience to, only in a couple of months, being able to open your eyes -- it's huge progress."

Tyler's father, Louie, his stepmother and his stepsister Haedyn visited him in hospital on Christmas Day.

They say the youngster known for his love of basketball and soccer has a long road ahead of him.

He's unable to speak, eat or get out of bed, and it's unknown when he'll be able to return home. He can't yet communicate, and the crash left him with severe head injuries and a cracked pelvis.


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