Doctors weren't sure Sydney Redler would survive.
The 19-year-old was involved in a serious crash in December when a pickup truck rear-ended her car, leaving her brain bleeding and her skull fractured.
"It's that phone call no parent wants to get," said Redler's mother, Hayley Greenslade.
After nearly two weeks of critical care, she was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital.
The teen couldn’t walk or talk, but after 50 days of intensive daily therapy, she has relearned the skills and will return home.
Before she left the center, she was given a special Spirit Award from the medical staff, who commended Redler for her persistence and commitment to improvement.
"I'm happy I get to leave, but I'm sad I get to leave all of these people," the teen said.
Her mom credits the team with bringing her daughter back.
"She had kind of a vacant stare, and now she has a sparkle in her eyes. She's got her sass back," Greenslade said.
Redler is expected to make a full recovery.