After battle for her life, Valders teen returns home

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VALDERS, Wis. (WBAY) - It’s been a challenging year for one 16-year-old in Valders.

Jasmine Bertschy spent nearly 12 weeks in the hospital, but on Sunday the community stepped up to help her celebrate events she missed throughout the year.

There were multiple celebrations at the Valders’ Community Center.

Christmas, Thanksgiving and even a sweet sixteen birthday.
A birthday Jasmine Bertschy's parents never thought she'd live to see.

"The first day actually the doctor said kids don't make it through the night being this sick,” Jasmine’s Mom Devin Bertschy said.

It’s a nightmare no parent wants to live.

Seeing their child in the hospital for nearly 12 weeks.

"Jasmine had a hole in her stomach that ultimately put her in septic shock in the cardiac arrest that she suffered,” Bertschy said.

Although Jasmine was in a coma for weeks and has a long road of recovery ahead her mom said she’s hopeful.

"She can see shadows, but she is legally blind,” said Bertschy. “She’s very hopeful it might come back."

Devin said it's a miracle she's here to celebrate her return home.

"It's just miraculous what medicine, believing and prayer from our community can do for us,” said Bertschy.

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