Friday, March 14, 2008
What Would He Say After 20 Years in a Coma?
Something got to my attention when I read this article. I thought about what he would say when he sees some deaf people using their sidekicks or any kind of devices. He might say the same thing of what he thought of Hearing people using their cell phones. Or he still has no idea since he only hears/sees them doing their text-messaging or using their sidekicks. So, here’s the article I read.
Jan Grezbski, a resident of Poland, fell into a coma in 1988 following an accident. His wife cared for him for 19 years, never giving up hope that he might some day wake up. Her dreams came true recently and now her husband is rediscovering a world he hasn’t been a part of for almost 20 years. He learned his four children were married and he had 11 grandchildren. Communists no longer ruled Poland. And he says that when people talk on their cell phones, all they do is complain. “I have nothing to complain about,” he says.
You may not really care, but it can be fun to image what he would say about something after 20 years in a coma. I’d like to consider something different from what was in this article. Hmm, I think he might say, “it’s a miracle the deaf person can speak, but why is the voice so different?” Or it could be another way, he can be in awe when he sees one and says a fantastic impression on the cochlear implants if he doesn’t know any of a deaf culture or sign language. It’s just a thought. What do you think?