Steven Thorpe Brain Dead
Published: April 26, 2012
Steven Thorpe Brain Dead, Despite being declared brain dead by four doctors, a car crash victim has made a miracle recovery after his parents begged for a second opinion before his life support was due to be switched off, BBC News reports.
Four years ago, Steven Thorpe from Warwickshire, England, was involved in a horrific car accident that killed one of his friends.
Thorpe, who was just 17 at the time, suffered near-fatal injuries to his head and was rushed to University Hospital in Coventry for emergency surgery, the Sun reports.
When a craniotomy failed to improve Thorpe’s condition, doctors told his family that they did not expect him to recover.
“The injury to Steven’s brain was extremely critical and several CT scans of the head showed almost irreversible damage,” said a recent statement released by the hospital.
The situation was so dire that Thorpe’s doctors — who put the teenager in a chemically-induced coma — even told his parents to consider donating his organs.
“I think the doctors wanted to give me three days on the life support machine and the following day they said they wanted to turn it off,” Thorpe told the Sun.
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