Thought to be in a 23-year coma, Belgian man heard everything

24 Nov 2009 Thought to be in a 23-year coma, Belgian man heard everything

Globe and Mail, November 23, 2009: For 23 torturous years, Rom Houben says he lay trapped in his paralyzed body, aware of what was going on around him but unable to tell anyone or even cry out. The car-crash victim had been diagnosed as being in a vegetative state but appears to have been conscious the whole time. An expert using a specialized type of brain scan that was not available in the 1980s finally realized it, and unlocked Mr. Houben’s mind again. [Continue reading this amazing story here.]


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