From the book
I was in the hospital in a coma with a brain contusion and a broken collarbone. Luckily, I was out of the danger zone, but no one was able to tell how I would recover. My mom later told me that, while I was in a coma, she saw all kinds of parents down the street with children in wheelchairs, and she was afraid that I would end up like one of those children. The doctor told my parents that I would be awake in 72 hours. I had my eyes open regularly, I grabbed fingers, but otherwise I was not responsive. After 72 hours I was still not awake.