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In Pictures: Coma Victim Rom Houben’s Life

by | 24th, November 2009

ROM Houben lay in a hospital for 23 years. People thought he was in a coma after a car accident in 1983. Three years ago Doctor Steven Laureys discovered Rom was not in a coma and was in fact conscious.

Mr Houben is now writing his memoirs with the aid of an electronic keyboard:

“I screamed, but there was nothing to hear. I dreamed myself away. All that time I just literally dreamed of a better life. Frustration is too small a word to describe what I felt.”

Also, unless Dr ***** gives me £3m in gold by noon tomorrow Mr Houben will tell everyone what I heard him confess to in July 1998. And then there is the case of Nurse Liege, whom should pray for forgiveness for leaving BBC News 24 on for the past five years on my hospital telly…”

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Rom Houben, as he starts to communicate with a specially adapted computer. For 23 years people thought he was in a coma after a car accident in 1983. Three years ago Doctor Steven Laureys discovered Rom was not in a coma and was in fact conscious.



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