Atlanta mother in coma due to 'broken heart' after daughter is hit by school bus

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The mother of an Atlanta girl who collapsed after being hit by a school bus last Friday has also slipped into a coma due to what her family said is a stress-induced heart condition.

Lisa Davis, whose 10-year-old daughter Rakelle has been hospitalized at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, is in the intensive care unit at Emory Hospital, WSBTV reported. Family members told the news station that she woke up Wednesday and has been talking.

"What seemed to have happened was a stress-induced heart condition that the laymen called broken heart disease or broken heart syndrome," Danny Davis, Lisa's brother-in-law, told

"Basically her heart function dropped to 10 percent when it happened."

The younger Davis had been crossing the street while on her way to school when she was struck by a private school bus. She remains in a coma, unaware that her mother is also hospitalized.


Rakelle and family's YouCaring page: