Moments Before The Coma Victim Was To Be Unplugged, Doctors Noticed Something Odd

Moments Before The Coma Victim Was To Be Unplugged, Doctors Noticed Something Odd

Sam Hemming was traveling with her boyfriend when she was in a horrific car crash on a highway. The car flipped over and she was initially diagnosed as brain dead with ‘no hope of recovery’. She lost her ear and broke her neck in the car crash – I believe this was in the UK. Sam is only 22 and a law school graduate. The doctors put her in a coma and told her parents to brace themselves for the worst.

After 19 days, the doctors wanted to switch off her life-support. But just moments before pulling the plug, she wiggled her big toe and they instantly went to work to keep her alive. Sam has suffered brain damage, but since the accident has learned to walk and talk again. Her boyfriend was barely injured in the wreck.


From the Daily Mail:

A student left in a coma following a horrific car crash has been dubbed a ‘walking miracle’ after she wiggled her toe moments before doctors were about to turn off her life-support machine.

Sam Hemming suffered devastating head injuries when the car she was travelling in with her boyfriend flipped over on the M6 – leaving her brain dead and with ‘no hope of recovery’.

The impact of the collision caused her head to smash through the window and hit the central reservation, taking her left ear off and breaking four bones in her neck.

But despite her injuries, the 22-year-old law graduate defied doctors and fought back from the brink of death.

Sam was initially airlifted to a hospital and was operated on for six hours. Then they put her into a medically-induced coma. Thankfully, 19 days later she began to wake up just before it was too late. A gut wrenching photograph of Sam in her hospital bed was taken by her mother Carol, 44, as she made a heart-breaking farewell to her daughter. Carol said her daughter ‘literally came back from the dead’, adding: “Sammy shouldn’t be alive. She suffered the worst injuries anyone could have in a car crash.”

Several days later they gave her a tracheotomy and when they turned off the life-support machine, she could breathe on her own. Just eight weeks later she was told she was well enough to go home. Her parents are now taking care of her.

Sam underwent three separate operations, as well as having metal plates inserted into her arm which had three fractures. She also broke four bones in her neck. Despite suffering head injuries which left one side of her brain ‘dead’, the other part of her brain which is not normally used was undamaged. And it has developed in such a way Sam was able to learn how to walk and talk again.

Miracles do happen and Sam is a living example of them.





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