There are some things even the miracles of modern medicine can’t explain, like how college football loyalty and hatred can overcome any injury or illness. 

Per an article from the Columbus Dispatch, 38-year-old Ohio State fan Zach Lawrence was in a coma following an overseas car accident in the Republic of Georgia. He was transported to the United States and continued treatment at Dodd Hall Rehab center at Ohio State. While there, his recovery took a remarkable step forward …

While recuperating at Dodd Hall Rehabilitation Center at Ohio State University, the Dublin resident was given one button to push for “yes” and another to push for “no.”

“Do you like Michigan?” he was asked.

Lawrence immediately pushed the “no” button. And then — just to make sure everyone had heard him the first time — he pushed it again.

“He always makes a face when we mention Michigan,” said his wife, Meghan. “We’re pretty sure he’s in there.”

For the record, upon his return to the States, Lawrence’s family was told “that chances of him waking up were pretty slim, pretty much nonexistent.” 

They say miracles happen every day, folks. 

The good news is that Lawrence has made significant progress since his return in April. The paper notes that he is able to make sounds, open his eyes, smile and give thumbs up. With the help of therapists, he is able to stand on a treadmill. 

There was no word on whether Lawrence pushed “yes” as to whether J.T. Barrett got the first down against Michigan, but here’s betting we know what the answer would be. 


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