February 12, 2005

Good Thing She Wasn't Dutch

There's something to be said for respecting life:

A US woman who has spent the past 20 years in a coma-like state has inexplicably awoken and can now speak, news reports said.

Sarah Scantlin was 18 years old when, as a pedestrian, she was injured in a hit-and-run accident that left her in a semi-vegetative condition, aware of her surroundings but unable to speak or move.

Since that time, she has been in a care centre in the Midwest US state of Kansas.

Scantlin's parents unexpectedly received a phone call last week from the nursing home where their now 38-year-old daughter resides.

However, instead of the call being about Sarah, it was actually from Sarah.

"Hi mum," she said to her mother.

Posted by Charles Austin at February 12, 2005 09:34 AM

Yea, I thought about that one too.

Posted by: charles austin at 08:42 PM