KETTERING, Ohio (WDTN) – A much-awaited update on a Kettering teenager who has been in a coma since June after suffering a stroke while wrestling.
According to the update posted by his mother on Facebook, Ahmad is aware of his surroundings and able to communicate by using his eyes.
2 NEWS spoke to one of his closest friends who said when he read Tuesday’s update he couldn’t stop smiling.
“Its made my week better, my everything better. I’ve been in a better mood just knowing that he’s doing better,” said Alec Minge, who has been good friends with Doucet since fifth grade.
Now, a month into senior year at Kettering Fairmont high school without him, Alec says school hasn’t been the same.
“I can’t wait to welcome him back the day he comes back,” Minge said.
Ahmad’s mother Angela Fischer posted on the “Prayers for Ahmad Doucet” Facebook page, that he is closer to doing so. Writing he’s no longer in a coma, and is alert and aware of his surroundings.
“He finally woke up and that he’s awake and conscious that makes me like. I can’t do nothing but smile,” said Minge.
Before Doucet’s injury he worked at Sky Zone, a trampoline park in Dayton with Minge.
“I was talking to the owner today when he heard the news. He said we haven’t even taken him off the system,” said manager Matt Jacoby. “We’re hoping for a full recovery and as soon as he’s recovered and can come back to work, he know his job will always be here at Sky Zone.”
And friends say he’ll always have their support.
“If I could say one thing to him. It would be that I love you. There’s nothing else. He’s the greatest guy I’ve ever met. Greatest friend I’ve ever had. I mean, nothing should ever this tragic should happen to such a great kid,” said Minge.
According to Ahmad’s mother, he is improving every day but still has a long road ahead of him.
She also wrote in the Facebook post that he’s medically stable, looks good, and continues to improve every day.