Nov. 24 was the most thankful Thanksgiving ever for the family of Picayune’s Gavin Miller.
Just a week before, a hit-and-run driver crashed into the 17-year-old as he was walking to a school bus stop.
A resulting head injury left his mother, Hesper Miller, worrying: “Is he going to be like himself afterwards?”
“He’d wake up, and it would just be a blank stare,” she said. “Thanksgiving day was his first good day. He was awake and alert and I said: ‘There he is, that’s my kid.’ He was making little jokes, and I was so happy.”