Lamar Odom Begins Road to Recovery, ‘Defying the Odds’ Alongside Khloé Kardashian

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Lamar Odom begins his tumultuous journey to recovery since pulling out of a coma on Friday with Khloé Kardashian at his bedside, reportedly stroking his hand and kissing him on the cheek.

“Lamar has always been blessed with a tenacious, fighting spirit, overcoming insurmountable obstacles to achieve the impossible,” says Odom’s aunt JaNean Mercer in a statement to Us Weekly. “He is defying the odds in his toughest battle to date with GOD’s grace.”

“We are committed to remaining by his side as a family for our champion, who we love immensely. Your continued prayers and well wishes have been the fuel to keep us going, and for that we are eternally grateful.”

TMZ reports that doctors claim an “undetermined amount” of damage to Odom’s body will be permanent. He will endure physical and speech therapy among other rehabilitation to restore his body to its fullest potential. Kardashian is reportedly determined to see his recovery through, sticking by her estranged husband through all therapy. The former NBA player has been responding to doctors both physically and verbally since his “miraculous” jump in recovery at the start of the weekend.

Odom and Kardashian’s divorce papers have yet to be finalized for another 2-4 months, which designated the reality star as Odom’s next of kin while he remained in a coma. Kardashian in currently in a relationship with Houston Rockets player James Harden.

The Kardashian-Jenner family physically stood in solidarity for Khloé throughout her bedside vigil in addition to putting a halt on their respective branded content until further notice. Kylie Jenner hinted on returning to her app with news of her former brother-in-law’s steady improvement over the weekend.

Odom was found unconscious at a Las Vegas brothel on Tuesday, Oct. 13. He was hospitalized and put on life support until regaining consciousness on Friday afternoon.