Parents devoted to son after pool accident

Ronnie Paderes shares a moment with his son Kirk before he begins a two-hour physical therapy session at Casa Colina in Pomona. The faces of Casa Colina employees and patients have been blurred.

Kirk Paderes opened his eyes for the first time on May 20 after being in a coma for two weeks. His parents and brother Kevin embraced him as he began to show signs of consciousness.

Kirk, a 25-year-old Chino Hills resident, suffered from brain trauma and cardiac arrest after he almost drowned in a pool while on vacation with his family at Bethel Island in northern California on May 6.

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