Look at her now! Britney's niece Maddie recovering after near-fatal accident

By Nici De Wet
23 February 2017

We're super chuffed to see that little Maddie Aldridge is back to her old self again!

Britney Spears' younger sister Jamie Lynn Spears shared a video on Instagram of her eight-year-old daughter back on the basketball court, a few weeks after she suffered a near-fatal accident. Read more: ‘Pray for our baby Maddie’: Britney Spears’ niece seriously injured after ATV accident “1st Basketball practice today #Godisgood,” the 25-year-old singer captioned the picture of her daughter practicing passing drills with her team.

1st Basketball practice today ? #Godisgood ??

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The youngster has made a miraculous recovery after she drove an ATV into a pond on her mother and stepdad Jamie Watson's Kentwood, Louisiana property.

She was trapped under water for a few minutes by the vehicle's seatbelt and safety netting, before being freed by emergency staff and airlifted to the Children’s Hospital in New Orleans where she remained in a critical but stable condition for several days. After two days she regained consciousness and despite the severity of the accident, showed no signs of neurological damage.

Read more: Heartwarming news for Jamie Lynn and Spears family after Maddie’s ATV accident horror “The doctors did a lot of tests before she woke up, and it was encouraging, but still — no one knew for sure. Everyone was really worried because they didn’t know how bad the brain injury was. They didn’t know if she was going to recognize them or if she’d ever be the same. When she woke up, they said that it was obvious that she recognized them all,” a friend of Maddie’s father Casey Aldridge revealed.

?Need all the wishes and prayers for my niece ??

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Her famous aunt, Britney Spears rejoiced on Twitter when she heard her niece was okay and able to go home. "So grateful that Maddie was able to go home today... it's truly a miracle. Our prayers were heard, and they were answered! Thank you so much for all your love and support this week. My family appreciates it more than you will ever know."

Sources: ETonline, Mail Online

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