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Friday, November 27, 2009

Paralyzed Man Reportedly Trapped Inside Body for 23 Years

Rom-Houben--46-002A Belgium man reportedly spent 23 years trapped inside his paralyzed body until doctors discovered that he was conscious after a brain scan three years ago.  Now, using his right hand and a special touchscreen, the man has communicated that he could always hear what was going on around him but was unable to communicate this fact. 

See Kate Connolly, Trapped in his own body for 23 years - the coma victim who screamed unheard, Guardian, Nov. 23, 2009. 


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