Ben McMahon went into a coma due to a terrible motor vehicle accident two years ago.
His family was fearing the worst, but Ben woke up a few days later.
Here’s where the story takes a turn for the bizarre.
When Ben awoke, he could only speak Mandarin Chinese, a language that he took (along with French) in high school, but he said that the language never really “clicked.”
Strangely, after he came out of his coma Ben not only was speaking fluent Mandarin, but he had lost the ability to speak English.
Newly awoken from his coma, Ben wrote a note to his parents (in Mandarin):
I love my mom, I love my dad, I will recover.
And it wasn’t long before Ben began to remember English.
The best part of this story is that the Mandarin fluency remained. Ben took hold of his new ability. He moved to Shanghai for university and has even hosted a TV show.