Trooper's mother 'optimistic' - Trooper Jacqueline Kline's mother tells ABC2 she's optimistic about her daughter's recovery.
"This has been pretty devastating," Amy Reed says of her daughter's accident.
Reed says devastating doesn't begin to describe the phone call she received early Sunday.
"I answered the phone, and Mark said Jackie had been hit by a car," she says. "He said, 'She's going to be fine. You need to get to Baltimore.'"
Days later, she still calls the same waiting room at Shock Trauma home, as she holds onto hope for her daughter.
"There's no other way to think than she's going to make a complete recovery and she's going to be her again."
Now, small steps mark huge milestones for the 24-year-old.
"Yesterday, there was a couple times she would hear a voice or whatever, and she would purposefully look at that person. And that made my day yesterday," Reed says.
Reed says the support of friends, family, and fellow troopers is what's getting her through. She says she's amazed at the outpouring of support for their family.
"Obviously, a lot of people care about her. She's a great person. She works hard. She wants to do a good job."
Loved ones say it's Kline's strength that will get her through,
"I don't want to be overly exuberant; I don't want to say it's a relief. But, it's a relief," Reed says.
Fellow troopers say Kline is extremely hard working, and already breaking records on the job.
Stay with ABC2 for updates on this developing story.
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