It is an achingly touching symbol of the love that binds a mother and son. A two-year-old boy chews the food for his disabled mother and feeds it to her mouth to mouth – months after she awoke from a coma to meet him for the first time.
In 2010, an expectant mother named Zhang Rongxiang was in a terrible car crash. The crash caused her to slip into a coma. Doctors were stunned to discover that she was with child. They cared for her, letting the baby grow for five months. Then, they delivered him via C-section and the baby had miraculously survived the trauma.
Ever since his birth, Gao Qianbo stayed by his mother’s side as she stayed in a coma. Her son even learned to feed her by chewing her food and transferring it to her via mouth-to-mouth. Then suddenly and miraculously to doctor’s astonishment, she awoke to the sound of his little voice in May this year.She was ecstatic to meet the beautiful baby she was pregnant with when she slipped into the coma.
Love gives hope!!
The human body literally glows, emitting a visible light in extremely small quantities at levels that rise and fall with the day, scientists now reveal. This phenomenon is know as Bioluminescence. Past research has shown that the body emits visible light, 1,000 times less intense than the levels to which our naked eyes are sensitive. In fact, virtually all living creatures emit very weak light, which is thought to be a byproduct of biochemical reactions.
Five healthy male volunteers in their 20s were placed bare-chested in front of the cameras in complete darkness in light-tight rooms for 20 minutes every three hours from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. for three days. The researchers found the body glow rose and fell over the day, with its lowest point at 10 a.m. and its peak at 4 p.m., dropping gradually after that. Faces glowed more than the rest of the body. These findings suggest there is light emission linked to our body clocks, most likely due to how our metabolic rhythms fluctuate over the course of the day.
Surprisingly, most cases on bioluminescence in humans comes from ill patients. Anna Monaro had asthma and for several weeks, a blue glow would emit from her chest while she slept. Anna Monaro of Italy was called “The luminous woman of Pirano” because of this phenomenon. She first started to glow during an asthma attack in 1934 and became a news sensation at the time. In his book ‘Death: Its Causes and Phenomena’, Hereward Carrington reported the body of a boy radiating a blue glow after his death of acute indigestion.
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One of the strangest recent tales of amnesia is the story of Michael Boatwright. On February 28, 2013, the 61-year-old was found unconscious in a Motel 6 in Palm Springs, California. When he awoke in an emergency room, the American—who had a driver’s license in his own name—spoke only Swedish and claimed his name was Johan Ek. Not only had he forgotten his native language, but he no longer recognized his own face. Boatwright’s sister later emerged, claiming her brother was a “wanderer” and saying that she hadn’t seen him in a decade. Other than his memory loss, Boatwright is in good health.
Diagnosed with “transitive global amnesia,” doctors believe that Boatwright suffered some kind of psychological trauma. Others believe he might be faking in an attempt to escape some element of his past—however, this seems unlikely, as the case has only put him under intense public scrutiny. The true story of Michael Boatwright may never be uncovered.