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    Teen's Head Ripped Off. He's Still Alive

    This is a story about a medical miracle. Four months ago, a drunk driver in Phoenix, Arizona slammed into 18-year-old Marcos Parra's vehicle with such brutal force that the impact ripped off his head. It actually detached from his body with only some skin and vital internal circuits remaining in place, reports ABCNews.com of the gruesome accident. Somehow Marcos didn't die immediately. I just remembered hearing someone screaming," he told ABC's "Good Morning America." "They said it was my friend, but I can't tell you because I wasn't there 100 percent." The doctors in the hospital emergency room to which Marcos was rushed had never seen such an injury before in someone who was still alive. He also had a broken clavicle, pelvis, tail bone, and ribs.

    ABCNews.com explains that the human skull is attached to the neck by a thick ligament that runs from the base to the first vertebra. Marcos' head was ripped forward and that force ripped the ligament, which created a gaping hole between the head and the neck. The bone was also separated where the skull was ripped from the cervical spine and that is what detached the head from the neck. Amazingly, the spinal cord and arteries were not damaged.

    Doctors performed a miracle. They reattached his head using surgical screws and a piece of his pelvis to patch the neck and skull together, reports ABCNews.com. Marcos had to wear a halo brace to help his neck heal and underwent hundreds of hours of rehabilitation. And today? Marcos is playing basketball.

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    Wow! That is miraculous. I wish there were more happy ending stories like this on the news. It's usually so depressing.

    Hoorah for Marcos Parra!
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    • #3
      Unbelievable. A miracle though.
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      • #4
        It's a good thing he didn't lose his head in such a traumatic moment.



        All kidding aside, it really is a miracle. One of those things that just seems impossible, and has no explainable reason for happening.

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        • #5
          quote:
          Originally posted by CopInNY:
          It's a good thing he didn't lose his head in such a traumatic moment.

          Aren't you supposed to be on "vacation" with traffic goddess?

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          • #6
            ^EDIT THAT^

            Sounds nasty. I wonder what the scars look like now. Got a picture?
            Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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            • #7
              quote:
              Originally posted by 555:
              quote:
              Originally posted by CopInNY:
              It's a good thing he didn't lose his head in such a traumatic moment.

              Aren't you supposed to be on "vacation" with traffic goddess?
              Actually, our little shindig didn't come to be. We're both going to be near NYC on Sunday though, and we may get together for lunch. Are you near NYC, you could join us!

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              • #8
                There weren't any pics with the article.

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                • #9
                  This almost sounds like one of those urban legends. Is the source really ABC? Or did someone just SAY it was ABC to add some validity to the story?

                  Sorry, I guess I'm just a cynic at heart.
                  Caution and worry never accomplished anything.

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                  • #10
                    Link with Pic
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                    • #11
                      quote:
                      Originally posted by CopInNY:
                      quote:

                      Actually, our little shindig didn't come to be. We're both going to be near NYC on Sunday though, and we may get together for lunch. Are you near NYC, you could join us![/QB]
                      you're TOO kind.

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                      • #12
                        What a great story. I bet it hasn't been an easy road for him.
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                        • #13
                          Thanks Rimfire. ALthough, I was thinking I'd see the scar. Some might say I'm morbid, but that would be interesting to see.
                          Oh... Oh... I know you di-int!

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                          • #14
                            quote:
                            Aren't you supposed to be on "vacation" with traffic goddess?
                            He better not be! I'd have to do some major butt kicking in that case!
                            No partner is worth your tears -
                            the one that is won't make you cry. - Anonymous

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                            • #15
                              That boys number wasnt up.

                              Before undergoing the surgery, Parra summoned the pastor of his church to the hospital.

                              "It was one of the nurses that called me who said you need to come to the hospital immediately. I said is there something wrong? She said 'no, Marcos won't let us perform surgery on him until you come pray for him,' " said Arthur Tafoya, pastor of the Glendale Apostolic Church.


                              Interesting. [Wink]
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