Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Pretty Fly for a Dead Guy...

Zack Dunlap of Fredrick, Kansas has a bit of trouble with his memory. Most people might consider that odd for a 21-year-old.

But most young adults haven't been dead before.

On November 19th, Zack was involved in a serious accident involving an all-terrain vehicle. He was taken to the hospital, but after his heart and brain ceased functioning, he was declared dead. Family members went to pay their last respects before his organs were donated.

But he moved.

48 days later, he was released from the hospital. He doesn't remember the accident or much else, but he can recall hearing the doctors announce his expiration.

Doctors say it may take at least a year for his brain to repair itself after the trauma, but the Dunlap family doesn't mind the necessary patience.

3 comments:

Liam said...

I saw this story on Dateline the other night. Fascinating story, and the boy was pretty cute too from what I remember!

Chris said...

Wow! Well if he was cute, maybe he don't remember the doctor who maybe molested him in the ER lol oh well just being stupid there. But all in all that is bizarre. I did not know your brain could repair itself, you learn something everyday I say!

Ken said...

Oh yeah... cute in a cowboy sort of way, not that I mind that! LOL

Actually, I always heard it couldn't repair itself, just rewire itself around the injured parts. But I'm no brain surgeon... LOL