A young teenager has miraculously woken up after spending 16 days in a coma after a terrifying alleged single kick to the head that left him fighting for his life.
Joshua Waite, 17, walked into a Brisbane McDonald’s carpark with his friends.
As he walked away he allegedly received a one-punch style kick to the back of his head, knocking him to the ground unconscious.
Spending 70 days in hospital, Josh’s injuries to his brain and skull were so severe his parents were warned he may not recognise them.
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Josh was in a coma for more than two weeks with grim hope he would survive (pictured)
Josh’s father Andy (pictured centre) said he thought his 17-year-old son was going to die four different times
‘I thought he was going to die, not just on one occasion, four occasions that I saw significant change when he was in intensive care that I thought Josh was going to die,’ his father Andy told 9 News.
‘I was taking to him in his ear, I was never going to let go, I was going to fight as hard as that boy was to keep him alive.’
Part of Josh’s skull had to be removed to relive the pressure on his swelling brain.
Three months after the alleged single kick, the 17-year-old cannot remember anything from the attack and he is undergoing hours of rehab every week.
Josh said he felt like he’s been given a ‘fresh start’ which he feels is just like being in heaven (Josh pictured with Andy three months after the alleged attack)
Jake Law Cobbo was charged with grievous bodily harm over the alleged attack on Josh in May.
Feeling like he’s been given a ‘fresh start’, Josh said he appreciated being alive as if he was living a dream ‘in heaven’.
The miracle survivor said he wanted to raise awareness about the devastating affects of the deadly one-punch.