GRATITUDE: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena share happy moments with their sons Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, left center, and Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8, who holds family dog, Jack, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami.
In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard and friends. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected. The family is thankful to have their sons with them and for the doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital.
GRATITUDE: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena share happy moments with their sons Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, left center, and Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8, who holds family dog, Jack, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami. In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard and friends. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected. The family is thankful to have their sons with them and for the doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF
GRATITUDE: Joel Diaz and Belkis Johana Mairena share happy moments with their sons Emanuel Diaz-Mairena, 6, left center, and Richard Diaz-Mairena, 8, who holds family dog, Jack, on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 in their rented home in Miami. In July, Emanuel was hit by a car while playing ball in the street with Richard and friends. Emanuel suffered traumatic brain injury, was in a six-week coma, and had a seizure. He has recovered more than his doctors expected. The family is thankful to have their sons with them and for the doctors at Jackson Memorial Hospital. MARSHA HALPER MIAMI HERALD STAFF

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