SMILES: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena have a smile session with their younger son, Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami. Their older son is Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8. In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected but still has memory loss and difficulty with moving his left arm and leg.
SMILES: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena have a smile session with their younger son, Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami. Their older son is Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8. In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected but still has memory loss and difficulty with moving his left arm and leg. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF
SMILES: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena have a smile session with their younger son, Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami. Their older son is Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8. In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected but still has memory loss and difficulty with moving his left arm and leg. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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