Not Bizarre....but intersting

Discussion in 'Bizarre and Off-Beat News' started by Timex, May 3, 2005.

  1. Timex

    Timex Retired WS Staff

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    After 10 years, brain-damaged man perks up
    Firefighter injured in roof collapse makes astounding recovery

    It was the first of many conversations the 44-year-old patient had with his wife, four sons and other family and friends during a 14-hour stretch, Herbert’s uncle, Simon Manka said.

    “How long have I been away?” Herbert asked.

    “We told him almost 10 years,” the uncle said. “He thought it was only three months.”

    Herbert was fighting a house fire Dec. 29, 1995, when the roof collapsed, burying him under debris. After going without air for several minutes, Herbert was comatose for 2 1/2 months and has undergone therapy ever since.

    News accounts in the days and years after his injury describe Herbert as blind and with little, if any, memory. Video shows him receiving physical therapy but apparently unable to communicate and with little awareness of his surroundings.

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7717220/
     
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  3. golfmom

    golfmom Former Member

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    Wonder what his cat scan looked like?
     
  4. 1986

    1986 New Member

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    With cases like this, how can folks say that Terri's case was hopeless.
     
  5. Whimsigal

    Whimsigal New Member

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    I was thinking the very same thing!!!!
     
  6. browneyes

    browneyes Active Member

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    Another miracle :woohoo:
     

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