Thursday, October 22, 2009

Is Ariel Sharon waking up?

Weisglass: Sharon May Come Out of His Coma
October 22, 2009

"Close to four years after suffering a massive hemorrhagic stroke, Dov Weisglass, who served as bureau chief to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, told Israel Radio’s Reshet Bet on Thursday that the former prime minister’s medical team indicates he may emerge from his coma, soon."

"Not really explaining his words, Weisglass exhibited a measure of optimism, seemingly confident the former war hero, prime minister and architect of the Disengagement Plan will awaken from his coma. He did not address earlier reports that Sharon sustained profound neurological compromise as a result of massive cranial bleeding from the stroke(s)." (Yechiel Spira – YWN Israel)

Sharon suffered massive brain trauma from the stroke. And this talk of waking up is just a rumor. But with all that is already happening, and this rumor pops up after four years of Sharon's slumber, it may not be out of the realm of possibility. If Turkey and Armenia can normalize relations, then would Ariel Sharon emerging from a persistent vegetative state be any less of a miracle?

Sharon Bio here.
Full encyclopedia entry here.

UPDATE: The rumor was immediately denied.

Doctor: 'no change in vegetative state'

Despite claims on the radio by Ariel Sharon's longtime friend and lawyer Dov Weisglas that the former prime minister - hospitalized for nearly four years at Sheba Medical Center - is "in a stage before awakening from his coma," his personal physician said Thursday that there was no truth to it.

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