Camilla Pedersen Out Of A Coma In Denmark

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  • Published Sep 25, 2013
  • Updated Sep 25, 2013 at 2:26 PM UTC
Pedersen at the Ironman 70.3 California triathlon. Photo: Aaron Hersh

After nearly three weeks in an induced coma as the result of a bike crash in Denmark, 2013 Ironman European champion Camilla Pedersen has been taken out of the coma and is reportedly on the road to recovery.

The 30-year-old was admitted to the intensive care unit at the Odense University Hospital in Southern Denmark on Sept. 3 after the bike crash and was in critical, but stable, condition.

According to a press release, Pedersen opened her eyes 19 days after she was initially put into the coma and has been transferred to Hammel Neuro Center, where her rehabilitation is going to take place.

“We have waited for these good news for several weeks now and I can’t describe how happy this makes me and it’s wonderful to hear that she shows progress,” Camilla Pedersen’s coach Michael Krüger said in the press release.

“The family tells me that Camilla is still very tired and confused in the very short moments she is awake,” Janni Møller Thomsen, friend of Camilla Pedersen said in the release. “She sleeps most of the time after this very serious accident but it’s of course very positive that she can slowly start her rehabilitation in the hands of specialists at Hammel Neuro Center. The process of rehabilitation will take time and patience but luckily Camilla has shown many times that she is a great fighter.”

If you wish to donate toward the health and recovery of Pedersen, contact Janni Møller Thomsen

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