Ariz. Auto Crash Victim Thought Dead, Goes Home

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A fatal car accident in Arizona that led to a medical mix-up this summer has a happy ending.

On July 18, college sophomores Abby Guerra and her friend Marlena Cantu were both brought to the hospital after a deadly automobile accident.
    
Guerra's family was told that their daughter had died in the crash, while Cantu's family was told their daughter was in critical condition. Six days later, the families discovered the opposite was true.    

Finally, after months in the hospital and six brain surgeries, Guerra has returned home to her family.

"Abby proved wrong a lot of people, a lot of doctors," said Guerra's mother, Maria. "They said she would not survive. She would not be talking.  She would not be able to do her normal life."

"Abby was always a very good player, soccer player," Guerra's father, Sergio,said. "We lost the first half, but we are ahead on the second half. We are looking forward to see her walk again, playing again."

The Guerras say God gave them a miracle when they got Abby back and that they have faith that she will make a full recovery.   

In the meantime, the Cantus and Gurerras are working to change Arizona law to allow families to view a loved one's body with 24 hours. 

"It was a mistake - a mistake that shouldn't have been made," Frank Cantu, said. "We don't want this to happen to anybody else."

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