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Wednesday, July 9th, 2003 · 1 Comment

How trippy would it be to fall asleep in 1984 and wake up in 2003? Nearly 20 years in a coma. I can’t even begin to imagine what that would be like. Terry Wallis was 19 when he went into a coma and woke up 19 years later — when his daughter is now 19…the same age that he was when he was last awake. That’s nuts. I’m sure he doesn’t see himself as a 39-year-old man — nor does he have the life experience of the average 39-year-old — so his mental and emotional state has got to be equivalent to that of his daughter. Weird. I wonder if his wife remarried… It reminds me of the 1986 Disney movie Flight of the Navigator…woah, Terry would not even have seen that movie. How strange must the world look and feel to him?

IOL : Friday the 13th ‘miracle’ for coma victim: “Terry Wallis, who had been in a coma since a 1984 car accident, regained consciousness last month to the surprise of doctors and the delight of his family, including his mother, who heard his first word in 19 years.”

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  • 1 Jeanine // Jul 9, 2003 at 6:08 pm

    Have you read “Girlfriend in a Coma” by Douglas Coupland? Kind of a similar situation. Except the world had completely gone to crap. Oh wait, he probably feels the same way! But anyway, her and the boyfriend have sex for the first time and she goes bye bye for 20 years. Then everyone gets some weird sleeping sickness…blah blah Anyway…made me think of that.