After Months on Life Support, Man Awakes from Coma

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With the help of the Guam Chinese Association, Yu’s family was contacted. Yu lives in a province above shanghai and he is scheduled to leave Saturday.

Guam – A man who slipped into a coma after an auto-pedestrian accident has miraculously awoken after several months of being on life support.

 

The man is identified as Yangwang Yu. Dr. Peter Go, Yu’s physician, said Yu came to GRMC unconscious with fractures in his neck, ribs, leg and pelvis, a collapsed lung and lacerations to his liver and spleen. Dr. Go said he did not expect Yu to live after all the injuries he sustained, especially to his head, which required brain surgery. After months of inaction, Yu miraculously woke up and regained his basic motor functions. But Mr. Yu’s case is much more complicated. Because Yu is from China and had no family in Guam, it was hard to identify him, prompting the Guam Police Department to send out public notices. After seeing Yu’s story on the local news, his friends were able to identify him. With the help of the Guam Chinese Association, Yu’s family was contacted. Yu lives in a province above shanghai and he is scheduled to leave Saturday.

 

Yu’s trip home was coordinated by GRMC Social Worker Kim Dunlap and the Guam Chinese Association.