His wife stayed by his side until he woke up from a three-month coma
Matt and Danielle Davis from California had just promised to love each other in good times and bad when tragedy struck and put their vows to the ultimate test. After being involved in a terrible traffic accident, Matt fell into a coma that doctors thought he would have little hope of waking up from. But when they suggested pulling the plug on his life support, Danielle refused to give up on her young husband.
Matt had suffered several broken bones, damage to his internal organs and serious brain damage. His prognosis was not good.
It was a devastating time for Danielle. "We had no chance at all to begin our lives together. But I didn't want to give up," she recalls. Matt had lost his father only two years earlier and his mother was too ill to care for him. Danielle was left alone to take care of her husband, but her love for him gave her all the strength she needed. She brought him home and gave up everything else to be at his bedside every possible moment.
After three long months, Danielle's faith and hope were rewarded when something unbelievable happened: Matt opened his eyes! Danielle's heart raced as she noticed that he was trying to speak. With her encouragement he finally managed to whisper the words, "I'm trying." Danielle could hardly believe her ears. "That was the most beautiful thing I'd ever heard," she remembers.
Matt had beaten the odds and began the long struggle back to a normal life. He had to learn many basic things all over again like speaking, standing and walking, but his progress was steady and Danielle was happy to have her husband with her again. Matt still has difficulty remembering certain things that happened before the accident including his relationship with his wife and their wedding. But even though the accident erased his memories, it did not erase his love for his wife and Matt is absolutely certain that he is with the right person: "I'm so glad I married Danielle!" he exclaims. And he couldn't be more right. For without her undying love and determination, Matt might not be alive today.
When doctors had given up on him, Matt was able to prove them wrong and fight his way back to life thanks to the strength that his wife's love gave him. If there was ever a couple that belonged together, it was surely Matt and Danielle. And even though Matt has lost some of their shared memories, at least now the young couple has the chance to start creating a life's worth of new ones together.