Norfolk State's Basketball Player Out of Coma


(ESPN) – Norfolk State forward Amber Brown is no longer in a coma, and her family is grateful for what they call a miracle. "I feel like a huge burden has been lifted, a big hurdle has been jumped," Amber's mother, Coretta Brown, said. "She's still critical, but not day-to-day touch and go, so that has let me breathe again.

I am so grateful for what God has done." When Amber Brown, 19, was discovered by a teammate on the floor of her dorm on Jan. 1, her heartbeat was faint and her body cold. The Type 1 diabetic suffered a stroke after her blood sugar spiked to 1,400 and went into cardiac arrest three times on New Year's Day -- once as long as 20 minutes at Sentara Norfolk Heart Hospital. CONTINUE