Credit: Bravo Photo: Kandi Burruss on the RHoA Reunion Special

As we previously reported, Asheley Jewell, daughter of Kandi's ex-fiance AJ Jewell, was the victim of a random shooting earlier this month. After being struck in the back of the head by a bullet while driving around Atlanta with friends in an apparent road rage incident, Ashley was rushed to the hospital in critical condition, but survived.

She's still being treated at Grady Memorial Hospital, but family members say that she's started speaking again. Her cousin Ebony wrote in an e-mail to the Atlanta Journal Constitution, "Today our family is thanking God for a miracle... Asheley began speaking over the weekend and requested a Pepsi. The doctors are amazed. This is more than the doctors expected, but exactly what we knew God could do. Thanks again for all your prayers."

Kandi initially took some heat from a few nosy bloggers for not tweeting anything about the shooting or offering any public show of support, but she retaliated by assuring fans she was just trying to respect the family's privacy. She has been spending time with the Jewell family during this period.

Source: Atlanta Journal-Constitution