Skip to comments.After 10 years, brain-damaged Buffalo-area fireman makes astounding recovery (Schiavo Parallel?)
Posted on 05/03/2005 10:37:57 AM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) - Ten years after a firefighter was left brain-damaged and mostly mute during a 1995 roof collapse, he did something that shocked his family and doctors: He perked up.
"I want to talk to my wife," Donald Herbert said out of the blue Saturday. Staff members of the nursing home where he has lived for more than seven years raced to get Linda Herbert on the telephone.
It was the first of many conversations the 44-year-old patient had with his wife, four sons and other family and friends during a 14-hour stretch, said Herbert's uncle, Simon Manka.
"How long have I been away?" Herbert asked.
"We told him almost 10 years," the uncle said. "He thought it was only three months."
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We never knew the extent of Mrs. Schiavo's injuries. And therein lies the problem. The state put her to death on unverified testimony.
I wonder what the liberals are saying now.
Terri Schiavo could have done the same thing. But her husband didn't care. He had her murdered so he could marry his girlfriend (with whom he had 2 kids) and not feel guilty.
Well she was brain-damaged as well.
I believe the fact that this firefighter recovered was a miracle of God. I know that He could have done the same thing for Terri.
Oh, you are just a crazy, Taliban-like Christian who still believes in miracles. :) just kidding....I just wanted to start things off.....
God has not forgotten about Terri.
He didn't. I guess he hated Terri.
MS couldn't afford to have his wife live. He wanted her dead and successfully got the judicial system to comply with the murder his wife.
Of course, it would have helped, maybe just a little, if she'd been attended by physicians and nurses actually trying to make her well...
So there you go.
Oooh. And I see you're a NEWBIE, too. How interesting. (Troll alert?)
Lies, Lies and more lies.
I've told my husband that if he EVER puts me in a hospice for any reason, I will come back and haunt him!
Based on this person's one other post, I'd have to agree.
Terri, at one time, was walking with assistance, before Mr. Schiavo got his lawsuit money. No telling where she would've been today had he continued the treatment she was supposed to get.
This fireman has probably been getting the rehab he needed.
" A skull full of spinal fluid "
We all have spinal fluid in our brains .
I know that He could have done the same thing for Terri.
She's dead. No point continuing the lies.
No. I guess it may seem like that to those without faith who listen to us talk. We do believe in miracles, but it doesn't follow that God only does them to those He loves and doesn't to those He doesn't. If that was the case, then we would have the control that only God has. We would all be little gods. There's lots of mysteries about our God and sometimes all of us approach them like a bull in a china shop. I'm not trying to start a theological thread here, but I didn't want the mistaken impression to stand. I think a lot of people of faith too often deal with these mysteries too lightly. Myself included.
parallel? I can think of one glaring difference.
Thanks for clearing that up. I mean, if I really am capable of understanding what your neurons seem to be trying to communicate, albeit unconciously.
What lies? I read the medical reports.
Sort of like John sKerry??
Terri was able to walk with assistance in between those parallel bar-like things they have in rehab settings. Go to the original Terri website. You may have to scoot around it a bit.
Terri's quality of life could have been greatly improved if only the HINO had been a decent human being. I miss her.
I have. God has a plan for everyone.
Without a doubt, were a story to be posted about a woman fainting from the heat during an opera performance, the first response would be "good thing she wasn't married to Michael Schiavo".
God doesn't hate anybody.
When ever an athlete in an individual sport, or a team wins a major championship they always thank God and/or Jesus.
Just once I would like to see them blame God and claim he was rooting for the other team.
There you go again, Shaitan, flapping your neurons like it was something special. The Party's Ministers are on to you, silly devil-named lad.
Perhaps, but not from the standpoint most around here take. It is the rush to equate every brain damaged person who is still living to Terri has become a bit overwrought.
Not on its face. I was going more by your other post where you referred to "the conservatives" as a group to which you don't belong, as well as your observation that we are generally laughably hypocritical.
That would imply that you're a troll.
I believe that the government should not make medical decisions for the indivual, period.
I tend to agree. So why was it OK for a judge to in Ms. Schiavo's case? Because he happened to agree with your world view?
Terri, at one time, was walking with assistance, before Mr. Schiavo got his lawsuit money. No telling where she would've been today had he continued the treatment she was supposed to get."
Give me a break. You have any proof of the fact that after her injury she was walking with help but they stopped her rehab and she went into a PVS? I have heard the most absurd stories ever on this site when it comes to Terri. I hope you don't honestly belive this.
Well as you and I, along with a few others, know the world is full of PINO's who are not decent human beings.
PINO=People In Name Only :-)
Sounds like a good idea to try to find out why such patients recover, instead of being shocked when it happens.
LOL. Great use of sarcasm
Monsignor Nelson Henry Baker, familiarly known as "Father Baker," was born on February 16, 1841 in Buffalo, New York, USA. His father was Lutheran, his mother Catholic. After his early education in public schools, he went into business. In 1868, he resumed his education at Canisius College, Buffalo, as one of its first students. He entered Our Lady of Angels Seminary at Niagara University, New York, in 1870, and was ordained a diocesan priest on March 19, 1876.
For five years he served as Assistant Pastor at Lackawanna, then as curate in Corning, New York (then part of the Buffalo Diocese). In 1882, he was recalled to Lackawanna as Superintendent of the Institution destined to become Our Lady of Victory Homes of Charity, with an orphanage, industrial school, home for infants, facilities for unwed mothers, and maternity hospital. Father Baker was named Vicar General of the Buffalo Diocese in 1902, a Domestic Prelate in 1905, and later raised to the rank of Prothonotary Apostolic. He promoted devotion to the Eucharist and Our Lady of Victory. He built the Basilica of Our Lady of Victory, which was consecrated in 1926. Father Baker administered the Basilica Parish with the adjacent homes of Charity, for the rehabilitation of countless underprivileged men, women and children, until late in life. Father Baker died on July 29, 1936 in Lackawanna, New York.
In the Summer of 1987, the Congregation for the Causes of the Saints approved the initiation of Father Baker's cause and confirmed the title "Servant of God - Nelson Baker."
2.) If Terri was actually in PVS
3.) How many bones were found to be broken within 18 of her 'accident'
4.) A detailed list of what she was capable of doing BEFORE Michael won his settlement
Then, we can have a discussion about it.
I think the burden is on you. Why don't you back up your claim at least that she was walking on her own at some point after her accident. I also noticed you put 'accident' in quotes. Did Michael cause her accident in your mind.
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