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Teen in coma after car surfing accident

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) - Hannah Huntoon remains in a medically induced coma at St. Mary's Medical Center. She hasn't got up from her bed, let alone opened her eyes or even uttered a word, since the accident.

They're tough conditions Huntoon's mother is hoping serves as a lesson to others.

Hannah's mother, Constance Huntoon, keeps replaying in her mind the day she found her 16-year-old child laying in the middle of a road -- unconscious, suffering head trauma from a car surfing accident. "She's my baby girl, and I miss her. Man, I miss her," said Hannah's mom.

While there are no physical signs, in the 11 days since Hannah fell off the back of a moving vehicle, her mom knows the Palm Beach Gardens High School sophomore is fighting. "She's not at the hospital kicking back," she said. "She is fighting for her life. She's not breathing on her own."

Constance says everyday is a battle, but she remains at her daughter's side.

She hopes others, following her daughter's case, see the dangers of car surfing, and maybe it'll save a life. "It happens in a split second -- a stupid thought, a stupid choice. Hannah has a great head on her shoulders."

Constance says she hasn't heard much about the investigation other than charges are pending.

As for the other kids involved and the driver, Constance admits they came into her mind the other night while Hannah was shaking from medication withdraws. "I thought about them, then. They can't see the pain and the suffering that our family is going through. Hannah hasn't opened her eyes; Hannah hasn't talked," she said.

But what the Huntoon family has is support and faith. "We just pray that I can see her eyes open and get a 'Hi mommy,' and that's what we hope for next."

Constance are currently waiting for results from a CT Scan.

Anyone, who is looking to help support Hannah, should show up Saturday to Palm Beach Gardens High for a "Dance for Hannah" benefit that runs from 3 to 6 p.m.

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