Coma Patient Wakes Up After Two Months

Sam Schmid wakes up after terrible accident left him in a coma.
2:07 | 12/24/11

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It's being called the Christmas miracle a terrible accident left the college student on life support but just before the plug was about to be -- something truly. Unbelievable happened. It was a horrible side car pileup in Tucson Arizona in mid October. Among the injured Sam Schmidt -- junior and business major at the University of Arizona. When he was airlifted to this hospital in Phoenix he was -- deep coma. But just as the staff was about to take him -- of life support and possibly make him an organ donor. Sam's -- the renowned neurosurgeon doctor Roberts Wexler said he had a hunch I said let's get one more MRI scan. When the scan came back it showed Sam was not brain dead even though he was still -- that deep coma. That's when the doctor approach -- -- he -- let's keep them alive for another week. And that night -- wiggle two fingers on command. It was a miracle shortly there after he was getting around in a wheelchair and even talking. It's a miracle could soon where was. -- -- -- -- And -- Right now I'm -- are a temporary again. For him to be walking in here just a couple of months later. That's a great Christmas story. -- -- who has performed more than 6000 surgeries and even brain -- Doctor Who operated on congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords says he is dumbfounded yachts at them making it we're very slim. There is no question about that but in medicine we see things that. Always the exception to the rule Sam's still has a long way to go rehab is grueling I want to be. Pac ten rules. Doctors say that is entirely possible and the road to normalcy will start on Christmas Day. When Sam will be allowed to go home.

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