Army Veteran Returns Home, 1 Week after Awaking from Coma

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SACRAMENTO–

Just one week after awakening from a month long coma Allen Beck, a veteran, is at an Amtrak station waiting to go home.

“I can not do anything with my right arm. If I were to try to shake your hand I could not squeeze it,” said Beck.

Beck also has difficulty walking, but he says it was the UC Davis Medical Center where he was being treated that told him it was time to leave, even though he has no health insurance or any way of paying for rehabilitation.

“If I can not get help I do not know what I am going to do. I still do not know what I am going to do,” said Beck.

UC Davis says they are reviewing Beck’s case.

Medical professionals FOX40 talked to say every case is different, but most hospitals try to find programs for patients like Beck before sending them home.

“It took a couple days to shake the medicine to be able to remember anything,” said Beck.

Beck slipped into a coma after a car accident on Aug. 27 left him with several broken bones.

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