updated 09/09/2013 AT 11:55 AM ET
•originally published 09/09/2013 AT 12:00 PM ET
An autistic teen girl whose mother sits in a Michigan jail, charged with trying to kill her, has rebounded from an “unresponsive” state after mother and daughter were discovered Tuesday unconscious from what police said was carbon monoxide poisoning.
“It is nothing short of a miracle,” Isabelle Stapleton’s father Matt Stapleton wrote Sunday on the Team Issy Facebook page.
“THANK YOU for the many kind words, prayers, and wishes that have been sent her way. They have made a difference,” posted Stapleton, a high-school principal whose small-town Elberta, Mich., community had rallied to support 14-year-old “Issy” and the Stapleton family through costly autism care and now this unexpected, tragic turn.