A UK man recently awoke from a coma after falling ill from a deadly lung disease and immediately asked for fast-food chicken restaurant KFC before asking for his own mother, reports MSN.
26 year-old Sam Boughen suffers from a rare genetic liver disease and was facing death after receiving two life-saving liver transplants when he contracted the lung disease in addition to E. coli. After spending 8 days in a coma, Sam suddenly awoke with family by his side and one thing on his mind.
Unable to speak Sam grabbed the iPad and opened an application that would allow him to write out what he wanted to say. As he began to spell out his first words after being on the brink of death, his family could barely contain their excitement.
“We all held our breath the first time he started writing. We thought he would tell us that he loved us – but instead he asked for a KFC. Then we knew we had Sam back,” said his dad Martin.
Sam, communicating through his iPhone and iPad, told the Telegraph that for some reason he had Colonel Sanders on his mind.
“I don’t eat many takeaways – but if I do it would be KFC,” he said.
“For some reason chicken must have been on my mind – because the first thing I asked for was a KFC chicken burger with gravy.”
“Unfortunately I couldn’t eat it because I was too ill,” he added.
Sam has been released back home where he takes daily medicine for the lung infection and makes weekly visits to the hospital to track his progress.
Sam’s dad expresses his gratefulness for the organ donor that saved his son’s life, saying “if it wasn’t for an organ donor, we would have lost Sam.”