102nd Day Of Lockdown

Maharashtra1929901046878376 Tamil Nadu102721583781385 Delhi94695656242923 Gujarat34686249411905 Uttar Pradesh2579717597749 West Bengal2048813571717 Telangana2046210195283 Karnataka197108807293 Rajasthan1925615352443 Andhra Pradesh176998008218 Haryana1550911019251 Madhya Pradesh1410610815589 Bihar11457848888 Assam9800632814 Jammu and Kashmir76954856105 Odisha7316535333 Punjab56683989149 Kerala4594243626 Chhatisgarh3065241414 Uttarakhand2791190937 Jharkhand2339160512 Tripura140110931 Manipur13166390 Goa11984783 Himachal Pradesh9796179 Puducherry73930112 Nagaland5351820 Chandigarh4593956 Arunachal Pradesh252751 Mizoram1601230 Sikkim101520 Meghalaya50421

'Miracle' man survives after having head ripped from spine

Published May 25, 2015, 1:34 am IST
Updated Mar 29, 2019, 2:32 am IST
The man who had his head ripped from his spine in an horrific car crash, has miraculously survived
London: A 29-year-old British man, who had his head ripped from his spine in an horrific car crash, has miraculously survived after a rare operation done by an Indian-origin doctor. 
Tony Cowan from Newcastle city met with an accident on September 9 last year, when his car hit a speed-bump, spun out of control and wrapped around a telephone pole. Cowan's heart stopped and he had to be resuscitated by paramedics at the scene before being rushed to hospital under police escort.
He had sustained a C2 fracture to his neck and complete spinal cord injury - an injury medics have described as almost "unsurvivable", the Newcastle Chronicle reported. And after scans showed he had no brain activity the decision was to turn his life support machine off.
But after his partner of ten years Karen Dawson, mother Pepsi Cowan, and the rest of his devastated family said their farewells, Tony opened his eyes and showed he was determined
to live.
And he has amazed medics who say he is not brain damaged - even though his head was snapped off from his spine and was only being held in place by tissue and muscle. Consultant neurosurgeon Anant Kamat reattached Tony's skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts in a rare operation - and now Tony hopes to soon go home.
Tony's family are now raising money for equipment so he can leave the Hawthorns Neurological Rehabilitation Centre in Peterlee to return to a specially adapted bungalow. "The consultants had to make the decision to reattach his skull to his spine with a metal plate and bolts, they had never done an operation like it before and we were informed Tony would probably not survive - but again he pulled through," his mother said.