Posted on April 13, 2013 · Posted in Brain Injury

The first thing I would have asked Evie Branan is what she was thinking and feeling while she was in a coma for six years. But apparently, she was dreaming of singer Bob Seger.

Branan suffered a major stroke six years ago, and was in a semi-comatose state, according to Yahoo News.

Branan, now 79, couldn’t eat, speak or move on her own and was put in a long-term care facility, Willowbrook Manor, in Flint, Mich. Her family and caregivers didn’t give up on her. It’s just proof that those who are comatose have on some level of an awareness, a connection, to the world outside themselves.

According to Yahoo News, Branan slowly made progress and in May 2011 started to come out of her comatose state. She got her speech back, and her ability to move. And apparently she regained her memory of Seger.

The first thing she said when she came out of her comatose state was, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.”

And Branan got her wish Thursday night, when she attended a Seger concert with staff members from her facility.

Seger rolled out the red carpet for her. Branan got to go backstage and meet him, Yahoo News reported. He hugged her and she planted kisses on each of his cheeks.


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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
Past Chair Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group, American Association of Justice :: 800-992-9447