A Polish railway worker who was hit by a train 19 years ago has emerged from his coma. The man, Jan Grzebski, went into a coma when Poland was still being run by the Communists under the power of the Soviet Union.
Now he has emerged into a world of capitalism, a member of NATO, and freedoms he has never dreamed about. It is a great example of the Rip Van Winkle syndrome, and why we should never give up hope for those who go into a coma.
Railwayman Jan Grzebski fell into a coma after he was hit by a train in 1988, the private channel Polsat said. In an interview, Grzebski said that he owed his survival to his wife, Gertruda.
“She’s the one who always took care of me. She saved my life,” he said.
Grzebski was a father of four at the time of the accident. He is now making the acquaintance of 11 grandchildren. Doctors had not expected Grzebski to survive, let alone emerge from the coma. “I cried a lot, and I prayed a lot. Those who came to see us kept asking: ‘When is he going to die?’ But he’s not dead,” said Getruda. The Raw Story