Man Awakes from Coma, Requests KFC

A 26-year-old man who recently spent eight days in a coma awoke to look his family in the eyes and tell them what they had been hoping to know the entire time: how badly he was craving KFC. Sam Boughen has been living with a rare, genetic liver disease and was on the verge of […]

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A 26-year-old man who recently spent eight days in a coma awoke to look his family in the eyes and tell them what they had been hoping to know the entire time: how badly he was craving KFC.

Sam Boughen has been living with a rare, genetic liver disease and was on the verge of dying after going through two attempts at life-saving transplants. Boughen came out of his coma and used an app on an iPad to type out that he wanted a meal from the fried-chicken restaurant chain.

When asked why such an odd request was made, Boughen responded “I don’t eat many takeaways, but if I do it would be KFC. 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.”

Boughen’s story is actually a very brave and inspiring one. After a first liver transplant failed, he was placed on life support and his family was told to prepare for the worst. When a second liver was found from a donor, Boughen was rushed into another nine-hour surgery. Unfortunately, Boughen suffered complications when he contracted e. coli, which is when he went into his eight-day coma.

Boughen eventually stabilized and is now well enough to return home with his fiancee and their daughter.

So at the very least, the man deserves that KFC sandwich.

Via The (U.K.) Daily Telegraph