Nov 24, 2012
Doctors told Benjamin Pessah's family he probably would not live but, after waking from a death coma, Pessah said "Hi, Mom" to his mother then took his first steps as onlookers burst into tears of joy.
Benjamin Pessah, 21, had been walking home from a Halloween party in San Francisco with his girlfriend when a stranger came up and grabbed her. Pessah rushed to protect her when the man pulled out a gun and shot him in the head.
Physicians gave the Bay Area shooting victim only a 25 percent chance of living. Surgeons did not want to operate because Pessah's brain was too severely wounded by the gunshot.
Doctors operated anyway and a coma followed. Benjamin Pessah survived for a month with a breathing tube.
Soon afterward, he told his family members he loved them.
Benjamin Pessah does not recall being shot in the head, but he miraculously remembers routine things like his computer passwords and his address.
"It's a miracle," said brother Nick Pessah. "It's been an emotional rollercoaster. I've been crying, I've been happy. He's beaten all of his odds."
News of the young California man who awoke from a month-long coma after being shot in the head has inspired people all over California and across America.
Miracles Still Happen.