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U.K. Man Wakes from Coma with News of Granddaughter

February 12th, 2010

I thought we all could could use some good and hopeful news before the weekend. David Russell, a 60-year-old British man, was put into an induced coma to help save his life after a 12-foot fall. He survived, but when he didn’t come out of the coma, his doctors feared he would never awaken…and if he did, he would have serious brain damage.

But when his wife told him he had become a new grandfather, he opened his eyes and winked. A couple weeks later, he was healthy enough to meet his granddaughter, Edie. “It was just fantastic to meet Edie,” said Mr. Russell in a UPI report. “And I have got her to thank for saving my life.”

I really hope the story is true. It was the most uplifting thing I’ve read in a long time. And could there be a more heartwarming message about the power of love? Just in time for Valentine’s Day!

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