Woman in Coma Wakes Up After Home, Belongings Sold

By Elizabeth Smith
|  Wednesday, Apr 3, 2013  |  Updated 9:58 AM CDT
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Woman in Coma Wakes Up After Home, Belongings Sold

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A hospital bed like this one served as Rogers' home while her real one was reclaimed by the government.

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Imagine waking up and being homeless.

Yvonne Rogers of Birmingham, England awoke from a 14-month coma to discover she no longer owned her home and her family had sold her belongings.

The Birmingham Mail reported that the wheelchair-bound patient suffered from hydrocephalus, meaning water on the brain. She fell into a coma after complications during surgery.

The Birmingham City Council reclaimed her home, saying that it had been unoccupied for too long. As a result, her family had to sell all her furniture, keeping only small items of memorabilia, because there was no storage space, according to the Birmingham Mail.

“I lost two years of my life in the hospital, and I lost my home too,” Rogers told the paper.

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