After a tragic mishap left teenager Taylor Hale in a coma, doctors declared she was brain-dead and her family all but gave up hope.

But she made a miraculous recovery, and now the inspiring 17-year-old is celebrating her recent high school graduation.

"It was a struggle for me and my family," Hale told Uma Pemmaraju on "America's News Headquarters" today. "I didn't know what was going on. I had [woken] up in kind of a panic and shock, not knowing what was going on because I didn't remember anything."

"It was just a tough struggle and fighting process throughout the whole entire stay at the hospital. It was a crazy experience, but I'm glad I'm still here today."

Hale added that she credits God and the power of prayer for her amazing recovery.

"I believe the healing hand of God saved me and it helped my family get through the whole struggle of not knowing whether I'm going to be normal again or not," Hale explained.

What was it like walking across the stage to receive your high school diploma? Pemmaraju asked.

"It was incredible. It made me happy. I tried not to cry, but I kind of got teary-eyed, because doctors said I wasn't going to be able to do that and I did," Hale said. "So, it was really exciting and it just made me really happy that day."


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