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Audrey Self completes Dallas Marathon after suffering brain trauma


Audrey completes the marathon.


Prior to the marathon.


 "Audrey Self continues to recover from severe brain injuries suffered in a 2013 car wreck. She is photographed with Team Audrey members, former teacher and mentor Cynthia Anway, left, mother Julie second from right, and brother Ashton, right."
Audrey Self, an SMU accounting major and an accomplished musician and thespian, second from left, continues to recover from severe brain injuries suffered in a 2013 car wreck. She is photographed with Team Audrey members: former teacher and mentor Cynthia Anway, left; mother, Julie, second from right; and brother, Ashton, right.
(Photo by Louis DeLuca/The Dallas Morning News)

December 15, 2014

Just over a year ago, Audrey Self, an accounting major at SMU, suffered a severe brain injury in a car wreck and the odds of her surviving were small.

Thanks to her own persistence, support from family and friends, and extraordinary care at Baylor University Medical Center, Self beat the odds. She progressed from a vegetative state to competing in Sunday's MetroPCS Dallas Marathon -- with help from her mother, from her friend and mentor Cynthia Anway, and Team Audrey.

Julie Self, her mother, pushed Audrey in a wheelchair the majority of the 5.7-mile marathon. Audrey walked the last 100 yards to across the finish line.

Team Audrey has 26 members: four marathoners, six half marathoners and three relay teams. The members include neighbors, relatives, longtime family friends, work colleagues and friends of friends.

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