A six-year-old girl involved in a serious car accident woke up from a coma with a different personality and behavioural issues.
Zoe Rain Bernstein, of Carlsbad, California, suffered serious brain injuries from a March car accident after her father lost control of the vehicle they were in and crashed into a light pole.
Zoe had been in a coma in an attempt by doctors to reduce brain swelling, but when the girl woke up, she developed behavioural problems and a dramatic shift in her personality.
On the day of the accident, the girl had been returning from a weekend with her father on a rainy day.
Her younger sister, Ivy, was also in the car that day and recovered from her injuries.
Zoe, however, had two skull fractures and brain bruising and swelling.
Doctors induced a light coma to help relieve some of the swelling to her brain.
The young girl spent a month in the intensive care unit recovering.
When she woke from the coma, her family noticed a remarkable difference in her personality.
She developed attention-deficit disorder.
Her family also found that Zoe had behaviour problems, an issue she didn't have before the accident.
'Her personality is completely different,' Zoe's mother, Kelsie told Patch.com.
The girl also had to learn basic functions like how to eat, use the bathroom and brush her teeth.
Zoe also wasn't able to talk when she first woke from the coma.
'It was completely starting from scratch,' her mother told the news site.
In the fall, Zoe will begin first grade at a local elementary school.
She will need the help of an aide as she starts classes.