The man in the video below was in a coma for 12 years. He wasn't even a teenager when it began, but until he was twenty-four, he was "offline" — or so everyone thought. 

It turns out that Martin Pistorius had more consciousness than anyone could have anticipated. He remembers moments in history through television broadcasts that just happened to air on the TV in his room over the years. He overheard conversations and comments that none of us would envy — but it's certainly interesting to learn about his level of awareness. It's the ending of Martin's story that's smile-worthy, though.
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