Tuesday, July 04, 2006
Arkansas man wakes up...19 years later!!
Terry Wallis was barely 17 years old when he was hospitalized after a car accident back in 1984.
The car had plunged into a creek and his driver friend was unfortunately killed.
It's a well known fact that although patients in such a vegetative state can't move a finger in most cases their brains are still fully functional and they may exhibit some reactions such as cry,laugh or grimace.
In Terry's case, doctors believe his unbelievable recovery was partially due to weekend trips with family and friends which might have helped him remember certain things.
His first word was "Mom".
His 19 year old daughter was born shortly after the accident.