Trapped in his own body…

I read the amazing story of Rom Houben from Belgium, who was victim of an almost fatal car accident. He appeared to be in a coma… but that was only on the surface… in reality he screamed, but no sound came out, he could hear, remember and understand everything, but his total paralysis lead the doctors to diagnose him as a “vegetable”…

He survived only by dreaming himself away, by meditation… sometimes he was “only his consciousness and nothing else”… for 23 years! Then, a neurologist, Steven Laurey, using a new state-of-the-art scanning system, found that his brain was in fact fully functional… Now, following intense physiotherapy, the man can move one finger…  he communicates through a touchscreen keyboard… and he tells us his story…

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