Thankful Steps: Man Shot in Head Comes out of Coma, Walks on Thanksgiving Day

Author: Steve Woods
Published: November 25, 2012 at 2:41 pm

On October 28th, Benjamin Pessah of Burlingame, California, went to a Halloween party at Fort Mason with his girlfriend, and while defending his girlfriend after the party, wound up with a bullet in his brain.

According to eyewitnesses, Hun Saelee, a stranger, approached Pessah's girfriend and made a number of inappropriate advances. When Pessah came to her defense, Saelee shot him.

With only a 25% chance of survival, Pessah's parents didn't expect to ever have their son back. In the week before Thanksgiving, however, what can only be described as a miracle happened - Benjamin Pessah woke up. Over the next four days, Pessah made slow, continued progress.

On Thanksgiving Day, the Pessahs discovered they had one more thing to be thankful for, as Benjamin walked for the first time in almost a month.

While Pessah has many months of therapy and surgeries to rebuild his skull, prognosis is now good for as close to a full recovery as possible.


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