Young wife refuses to pull the plug: 3 years later, her husband wakes up and starts his road to recovery
March 07, 2023
When you get married, you imagine, of course, a bright future. Normally, this is what should happen if fate doesn't step in to screw things up. The couple who are the focus of this story, had to suffer a huge setback at the very beginning of their married life together. The young woman had to endure for 3 long years as her husband lay in bed in a coma. But, in the end, a miracle happened.
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The tragic story began in July 2011: young Matt told his wife his was going for a ride on his motorcycle. Later, however, Danielle received the phone call that no one ever wants to get: a doctor explained to her that Matt had been in a terrible accident and he was at the hospital. It quickly became apparent that there was very little hope of Matt recovering, as he had suffered very serious injuries, including trauma to his brain. According to the doctors', the young man had only a 10% chance of regaining consciousness and only a 5% chance of making a full recovery. The choice, at this point, was in Danielle's hands: to pull the plug or not? This was an extremely difficult choice - one that no one should ever have to make.
Danielle continued to live in the hope that her husband would recover and for 3 long years, she stayed by his side hoping against hope. Matt was even transferred - with all the equipment necessary to keep him alive - to Danielle's mother's house. And then, the miracle happened: Matt woke up and his first words were: "I'm trying".
Against all odds, Matt woke up out of his coma and felt he could move his arms and legs. His rehabilitation was by no means easy and there were many difficulties to overcome: Matt had lost his memory and had no idea who Daniella was. The two had to start all over again and, although Matt had no idea who Danielle was at first, he said he was happy he was married to her.
This is an incredible story, and underlines how true love is able to overcome even the toughest adversity.