by Clem Boyd
Hannah Bradley is a walking, talking, dancing miracle.
Hannah, a sophomore theatre major from Pittsboro, Indiana, was 15 years old when she contracted a life-threatening case of bacterial meningitis and was placed in a medically induced coma. Her parents weren’t sure if she would survive. They surrendered their beloved daughter to the care and will of the Lord.
After 12 days in the hospital, Hannah woke up. She would spend 50 days total in two different hospitals. Her sickness left her with stroke-like symptoms in her brain, which required three months in therapy so she could relearn how to walk.
Nowadays, Hannah is walking, talking, laughing, dancing, and living the life the Lord has given her to live. She played the title role in the fall production of “Anne of Green Gables” and participated in this year’s winter musical in the chorus and ensemble.
Hannah knows she is the recipient of a second chance to dance.
“I am very independent; I struggle with asking for help,” she shared with Cedarville public relations. “But after my coma, I couldn’t walk, brush my hair, put on my own glasses.
“I have a picture of my dad holding my head up when my neck was too weak. I became dependent on others and on God. He taught me to submit, depend, and trust through that experience. In the past, God’s sovereignty had always scared me. Now, it is one of my favorite things about God’s character.”