After the longest 24 days of her life, Danielle Jones woke up from her coma.
The 23-year-old Miami woman was hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after her family said she was brutally attacked by her Craigslist-sourced roommate Byron Mitchell.
Jones needed more than 300 stitches to repair the stab wounds to her face, but the choking and beating she received left her with brain damage and multiple skull fractures. On Thursday, Jones opened her eyes, cracked a chipped-tooth grin and even hugged her younger brother.
“I feel like I can breathe again,” said her mother, Aimee Nikolov.