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December 27, 2013

Calif. man wakes up from coma, gets married

Tommy fell 50 feet while working as a telecommunications tower climber in June; he was in a coma for more than two months and doctors gave him a 10 percent survival rate

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Love knows no bounds; a terrifying fall, months-long coma and on-going therapy couldn’t stop a Sacramento couple from tying the knot on Christmas Day.

Just six months ago, a wedding seemed impossible for Tommy and Regina Jeglum. Tommy, a telecommunications tower climber, fell 50 feet while working in June. He was in a coma for more than two months. Doctors originally told Regina only 10% of people with Tommy’s injuries actually wake up, and some stay in a vegetative state.

“Now he is awake and getting better every day,” Regina told FOX40. “”It’s amazing, our children have their daddy to hold him kiss him.” Tommy is able to sit up, eat and Regina says his speech is getting better. The couple decided to celebrate Tommy’s recovery and got married on Christmas Day.

Full story: Man Wakes from Coma, Gets Married

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