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Family Says Mother Of Two Fighting For Her Life After Crash

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Posted at 10:10 PM, Aug 23, 2015
and last updated 2015-09-08 04:38:54-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A young mother has been fighting for her life after a serious accident last week.

Leah Mannery-Fulson has had five surgeries since she was hurt in a car crash Monday.

"Smiley, everyone knows her as smiley,” said Leah’s mother, Lydia Mannery.

“She lights up a room with her smile," responded Leah’s sister, Lori Trotter.

Leah was driving on West Trinity Lane in Nashville around 3 a.m. when she lost control and rolled over.

Her family said road conditions were wet, her tires weren't safe, and she had a distraction on the phone.

An unknown passerby saw the accident and called 911, likely saving her life.

"By the grace of God she is still alive,” Trotter said. “I don't know who found her and called 911, but I appreciate whoever did find her and call 911. Nobody knew who she was, and we didn't even find out till the next morning."

Leah has a long road to recovery. She crushed a vertebrae, lost part of her liver and gall bladder, broke several ribs, nicked her aortic artery and lost a lot of blood.

She was recently taken out of a medically induced coma, but has yet to respond.

This has been the second tragedy for this family. They lost a son ten years ago from a heart attack.

"I don't want to lose another child, that's the worst thing you can go through,” Mannery said. “So she's fighting. I told her to fight, to stay strong and to keep fighting and she's fighting, she's fighting."

Leah has two kids, an 18-year-old and a 4-year-old.

A gofundme account has been set up to help pay for medical expenses. You can donate by clicking here