Gotta be the best lede for an AP story so far this month: "The first words of a 79-year-old Michigan woman as she emerged from a five-year semi-coma were, “\I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.' And now her wish has come true." More on her latest night moves: "Evie Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger’s concert Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. She also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment...After suffering a stroke that left Branan unable to speak, move or eat on her own, she became a resident of Willowbrook manor’s long-term care unit. She awoke from the semi-coma on May 7, 2011." Video below. Longer story here.
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