Miracle Recovery of Teen Declared Brain-Dead by Four Doctors
Car crash victim Steven Thorpe was declared brain-dead by four doctors. Thankfully, his parents refused to give up on their son; and despite all odds, Steven miraculously survived.
Four years ago, Steven Thorpe was in a fatal car accident that killed one of his friends. Thorpe, who was then 17 was rushed to the hospital for a severe head injury.
“The injury to Steven’s brain was extremely critical and several CT scans of the head showed almost irreversible damage,” doctors explained in a statement.
Despite a craniotomy and other treatments, the teen showed no progress and was put in a chemically-induced coma.
“I think the doctors wanted to give me three days on the life support machine and the following day they said they wanted to turn it off,” Thorpe explained.
But his father refused to give up on his son and sought help from a private doctor, Julia Piper.
Piper then discovered something amazing. Steven’s brain was emitting very faint brain waves, revealing a small but still present hope for the teen.
With the new findings, the doctors released him from the coma and Steven slowly and miraculously recovered. The tenn was released from the hospital seven weeks later.
“Although Steven did have catastrophic injuries and there may be long-term damage from that, [we thought] at the age of 17, he might be robust enough to do quite well,” explained Piper.
The now 21-year-old Thorpe who underwent multiple facial reconstruction surgeries is studying accounting at a university in Coventry.
“I don’t think my outlook’s changed. I’m a very driven person. I’m living to succeed in life.” Steven said, “Hopefully, my experience can help people see that you should never give up. My father believed I was alive — and he was correct.