Awakening from a coma is often depicted as miraculous in TV dramas. But how much do we really know about comas, those who survive them, and the lives they then lead? As families and medical practitioners explore ways to care for patients, the lines between states of consciousness are sometimes blurred and contested. We explore this and hear powerful stories from coma survivors at 19:30 GMT. 
 

In this episode of The Stream, we speak to:
 

Annalisa Meier, @AnnalisaCMeier

Coma survivor 

Avanica & Shibani Khosla, @avanicakhosla
Coma survivor & mother
 
Rafay Ahmed, @88Rafay
Coma survivor

Dr. Adrian Owen @comadork
Neuroscientist, University of Western Ontario

 

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