Woman Awakens From Coma, Does the Unthinkable

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(FeaturedNews.com) – A restaurant owner from Oklahoma has just competed in the Boston Marathon against all odds. Rachel Foster, 35, was on life support five months before the race having suffered a traumatic brain injury.

In an interview with Yahoo Life, she talked about her April 17th achievement. She revealed that the first thing that she thought about when she crossed the finish line was “redemption.” She continued on to say that following her accident, she felt like she had lost a lot of things, and that she had to put in a lot of hard work in order to heal. She claimed that she was “redeeming all of it through the marathon.”

Foster is a lifelong athlete, who in November, had broken 17 bones and undergone two brain surgeries following an accident on an electric scooter which left her in a coma for 10 days. Her husband, John, revealed to Yahoo Life that some of the doctors had believed that she would not survive and that they needed to be ready for the possibility of taking her off life support. However, two days before that, happened Foster had woken up.

As Rachel Foster recalled, the first thing she can remember was waking up in the hospital room and seeing the bright lights above her. She could not remember the accident or how she ended up in the hospital.

From there, it took three weeks for her core memories to return, but they started coming back to her while doing things she loved, like running. This is what built up her desire to run a marathon.


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