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She REFUSED The Pull The Plug On Her Husband… 2 YEARS Later He Woke Up And Said This…
On July 11, 2011, life changed forever for newlyweds Matt and Danielle Davis. Matt was riding his motorcycle when he hit a car parked illegally on a lane. After nine days on life support, doctors gave Danielle grieved news. Her husband had a 90% chance of never regaining consciousness, they suggested taking him off life support.
But Danielle was not ready to give up and neither was Matt when he awoke from his coma three months later. Danielle took Matt home where she and her mom could care for him 24/7. Their love story and Matt’s will to live is truly inspiring.
The moment life changed.
“In July of 2011, my husband Matt Davis, was in a motorcycle accident that left him with several broken bones and a severe traumatic brain Injury. He was 22 and we’d only been married for 7 months.”
Not giving up on Matt.
“Doctors suggested we remove him from life support and let him go, he would never wake up. I wanted to give him more time to see if he improved. We didn’t really have a chance to start our life together, I wasn’t going to give up.”
Keeping the faith.
“I knew that God could get us through that. I didn’t think it was too big for God.”
Matt was in a coma for three months.
“During that time he showed little progress and was discharged from the hospital to our home where my mom and I cared for him 24/7. Feeding tube, adult “briefs”, sponge baths, over 20 medications, physical therapy, turning him every 2 hrs to prevent bed sores, etc.”
Matt wanted to get better.
“We noticed he was trying to talk, more like whisper and one day I put his hat in his hand, told him to put it on his head. After telling him multiple times he gasps out, ‘I’m trying!’ It was the greatest thing I’ve ever heard!”
The road to recovery.
“He spent 3 months in rehab and upon his release he could: talk, sing, laugh, make jokes, eat and drink on his own, use the bathroom with minimal assistance, wheel his wheelchair, walk with assistance with a walker.”
He still lives with other hurdles.
“He still struggles with memory from before the accident. Our relationship, our wedding day, all of that is gone but his new short term memory is outstanding!”
A positive outlook on life.
“One conversation with Matt will change your life. He has a servant’s heart and a love for people. He never complains or feels anger about his circumstance.”
The million dollar smile.
“He has an uncanny ability to turn strangers into family with a smile.”
Experiencing new things.
Matt will sometimes re-discover new things like wasabi. “What’s this green stuff? It’s really spicy!”
There is always room for celebration.
“On December 5, 2012 Matt and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary. A day I did not think I would be able to celebrate.”
And yet some things have not changed.
“Matthew’s personality is exactly the same. He is sarcastic and witty, funny and charming, and still so very sweet. He is not depressed or violent. He laughs, cries, and gets embarrassed. He shows all range of emotions.”
Ditch the chair.
“Everything counts when you were never supposed to do anything again.”
Five years after the accident.
“He may not always remember you but you will never forget him.”
Danielle gives Matt all the credit.
“This guy. 5 years later and he’s still at it. I’m sorry you have a brain injury Matt but you’re killing it. I hear people bitch and moan everyday. And you never have a bad thing to say about life. We can all learn from you. We should all be more like you.”