After A Horrifying Car Crash, This Aussie Woke Up From Coma And Started Speaking… Wait What? This Is Strange
Ben McMahon was involved in a car accident. He was in coma for a week. Doctors told his parents that it would be a miracle if he survived. Little do they know that his survival is not the only thing that surprised them!
*photo credit: Benjamin McMahon
When Ben woke up, all he could speak was Mandarin.
He claimed that when he woke up he saw an Asian looking nurse standing by his side and told her in Chinese “Excuse me nurse, I feel really sore here.”
His parents and doctors were baffled by his newly found language skill.
“We got the call from the hospital and [the hospital staff member] was saying ‘Oh Mark, look I just wanted to ring and let you know that Ben’s actually started to come out of the coma’…and she said, ‘I don’t know how to say this…he’s speaking Mandarin’,” Mark, Ben’s father told Channel 10’s, The Project “Neither of us can speak Mandarin so we just nodded but deep down quite concerned about what’s going on.”
It took him about two to three days to recall his English speaking skills. He is grateful for being alive and that he can speak a second language.
*video credit: SBS2Australia via YouTube.com / The Feed