Firefighter Awakens After Ten Years

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Donald HerbertTen years ago a
firefighter in Buffalo, Donald Herbert, rushed into a burning building looking
for survivors. He was knocked out by a collapsing roof, taken to hospital and
remained in a coma for two and a half months. A year later he regained
consciousness but did not recognise his wife and four children and seemed to
have no idea who he was.
years later, last Saturday, he really woke up:
“I want to talk to my wife,”
Mr. Herbert was quoted as saying. A staff member called his wife, Linda, but it
was his youngest son, Nicholas, 13, who picked up the phone and began speaking.
“That can’t be,” Mr. Herbert
said. “He’s just a baby. He can’t talk.”
the author
Psychologist, Jeremy Dean, PhD
is the founder and author of PsyBlog. He holds a doctorate in psychology from
University College London and two other advanced degrees in psychology.
He has been writing about
scientific research on PsyBlog since 2004. He is also the author of the book
“Making Habits, Breaking Habits” (Da Capo, 2003) and several ebooks.
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