INTERNATIONAL: Teenager wakes up from coma speaking fluent Spanish

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INTERNATIONAL: Teenager wakes up from coma speaking fluent Spanish

15298713_1476567721-4037_funddescriptionNEW YORK POST – A Georgia teenager has survived a life-threatening head injury on the soccer pitch that put him in a coma — and when he woke up, he was only speaking fluent Spanish.

Reuben Nsemoh, a 16-year-old goalkeeper at Brookwood High School, was kicked in the head weeks ago diving for a loose ball, his third concussion. He stopped breathing and was in a coma for three days.

When he woke up, he couldn’t speak English, but he was able to speak fluent Spanish, a language he couldn’t speak before. The teen told WSB radio in Georgia he thinks maybe he picked it up from his friends and his brother. As his ability to speak English returned, his Spanish fluency has faded out, although he still continues to speak Spanish.

“My friends would always talk to me in Spanish and would teach me,” he said.

 

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  1. I remember a lady from the US woke speaking with a British accent. Its called foreign accent syndrome and is most often caused by damage to the brain caused by a stroke or traumatic brain injury.

    But I hope he gets help to keep Spanish as a 2nd language. Will be a plus on his resume.

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  2. thats amazing in light of the fact that a thing like language is supposed to be TAUGHT. seems that we have more information stored up in our brains than we even realise! all we need to do is tap into it. isnt that amazing??

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  3. He could have woke up after that kick in the head, with
    blue eyes, blond hair and if that's not a kick in the head
    try this, speaking fluent Hebrew.

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