Rom Houben is a Belgium man who was completely paralyzed after an auto accident when he was 23 years old. Houben was believed to be in a vegetative state, but he was completely conscious and heard every word said around him. See update and new video below.
Houben is now 46 years old and this unbelievable story has just been released. After years of utilizing the “the internationally accepted Glasgow Coma Scale,” and misdiagnosing Mr. Houben, “hi-tech scans” showed that this brain was still functioning almost completely normally.”
Only a re-evaluation of his case at the University of Liege
discovered that he had lost control of his body but was still fully
aware of what was happening.
He is never likely to leave hospital, but as well as his
computer he now has a special device above his bed which lets him read
books while lying down.