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Teen who survived coma shows animals at Brown Co. Youth Fair

BROWNWOOD, Texas - Friday was the last day to show animals at the Brown County Youth Fair, but the day almost didn't happen for one girl.

Jessica Armour showed three animals, including a difficult pig who she said "doesn't want to get up."

In May of 2016, Armour’s car rolled over during a crash, ejecting her several feet onto the side of the road. Doctors told her parents she wouldn’t make it, but after 40 days in a coma, she woke up.

“It’s still a struggle for me to remember things, but not like it used to be,” Armour said. “It used to be really bad. I can actually remember stuff now.”

She returned to school at the Zephyr Independent School District in December and is expected to graduate in 2018. Until then, she’s enjoying one of her passions, which is FFA.

“Just like old times,” Armour said.

Her AG teacher at Zephyr, Michael Hunter, said he’s surprised by what she can still recall despite losing her memory.

“We had no idea starting back how she was going to be, but it’s obvious that she still remembers a lot about it,” Hunter said.

Armour didn’t care where her animals placed on Friday. Win or lose, she will show her steer in February at the Fort Worth Stock Show.

“I want to be good, but I don’t want to be bad. I just don’t want to be at the bottom of the level,” she said.

One of her pigs was awarded first place and breed champion.


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