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Woman Talks After 20 Years of Silence

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posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 08:02 PM
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this is quite an interesting story and will probably challenge or provide conviction for several beliefs.

Woman resumes talking 20 years after injury


HUTCHINSON, Kan. - — For 20 years, Sarah Scantlin has been mostly oblivious to the world around her — the victim of a drunken driver who struck her down as she walked to her car. Today, after a remarkable recovery, she can talk again.

Scantlin's father knows she will never fully recover, but her newfound ability to speak and her returning memories have given him his daughter back. For years, she could only blink her eyes — one blink for "no," two blinks for "yes" — to respond to questions that no one knew for sure she understood.

"I am astonished how primal communication is. It is a key element of humanity," Jim Scantlin said, blinking back tears.

Life nearly cut short
Sarah Scantlin was an 18-year-old college freshman on Sept. 22, 1984, when she was hit by a drunk driver as she walked to her car after celebrating with friends at a teen club. That week, she had been hired at an upscale clothing store and won a spot on the drill team at Hutchinson Community College.

After two decades of silence, she began talking last month.


This particular case should also give hope for the Terry Schiavo case.




posted on Feb, 13 2005 @ 08:25 PM
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Originally posted by worldwatcher

This particular case should also give hope for the Terry Schiavo case.


yes indeed....

i really hope this reawakened gal won't have to deal with the double-visions, like i had for two years. i noticed her focus points during the TV coverages, then again her speech & comprehension are minor 'miracles'....

oh happy days, for that family & clan



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