Sarah Scantlin was hit by a car in 1984 and went into a coma lasting 20 years. Recently she came out of the coma and began to speak, shocking family members with her apparent awareness of events going on around her during the 20 years she was comatose. Asked what "9/11" was she said, "Bad…fire…airplanes…building…hurt people."
Amazing. She has undergone surgery to assist with range of motion in her unused limbs and speech therapy to help her improve her ability to communicate.
More proof that the severely ill are still people and in some cases, still aware of what goes on around them.