In 1984, 18 yr previous Sarah Scantlin was run over by a drunk driver. The extreme mind accidents left her in a coma for twenty years. Docs needed to take away the a part of her mind that governs speech to save lots of her life. The prognosis was that she can be in a vegetative state for the remainder of her life, with feeding tubes to maintain her alive. In 2005, Sarah miraculously awakened within the nursing house the place she lay for 20 years and commenced to talk. She requested the nurse for a manicure.

No-one has ever been in a coma for that lengthy and regained the facility of speech. The movie meets Sarah two years after she spoke these first phrases. Now, she needs to show as soon as extra she will obtain the unattainable. Sarah’s objective is independence. To feed herself, and have the ability to stand and stroll unassisted. The movie follows her speedy progress and her household’s wrestle to finance additional intensive rehab for her after already dropping every thing that they had on medical payments.

Sarah’s family members additionally come to phrases with the guilt, sacrifice, and loss that they suffered over these years that Sarah ‘disappeared’. The movie explores how Sarah’s mind rewired itself and the way there’s far more happening within the brains of coma victims than anybody ever thought attainable.

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