Column One: He’d been kept alive with tubes for nearly 17 years. Who is he, and is it possible he’s conscious?
Finding out his name turned out to be the easy part. The tough part was navigating the blurred lines that separate consciousness from unconsciousness — and figuring out whether his smile was really a smile.
from California https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2019-08-01/sixty-six-garage-unconscious-and-anonymous-for-17-years