Belg was 23 jaar lang volledig bij bewustzijn, maar kon zich niet bewegen

Belgian Rom Houben, 46, is helped by an assistant as he communicates through an adapted touchscreen which uses one finger at 't Weyerke institute in Heusden-Zolder November 24, 2009. Houben was misdiagnosed for 23 years as being in a coma until a doctor at Liege University discovered three years ago that Houben's brain was still functioning. Houben was diagnosed as being in a vegetative state following a car crash in 1983. REUTERS/Stringer (BELGIUM HEALTH SOCIETY) REUTERS