Italian victim of car accident dies after 31 YEARS in a coma that is cared for every day by his parents who were told he had no chance to recover & # 39; but we always hoped: very maybe … & # 39 ;
- Ignazio & # 39; Cito & # 39; Okamoto from Brescia involved in a collision on March 19, 1988
- Suffer from brain hemorrhage and put in a coma – spent two years in a clinic
- His friend was killed in the smash but two survived the incident on the Verona highway
- Ignazio's parents decided for two years to take him to the clinic and look after him
- He lived in a coma for 31 years but died at the age of 54 after a cardiac arrest
Ignazio Okamoto (photo) from Brescia, was involved in a collision on March 19, 1988 and got a brain haemorrhage at the age of 22
A victim of an Italian car accident died after taking care of his parents for 31 years while in a coma.
Ignazio & # 39; Cito & # 39; Okamoto from Collebeato, Brescia, was involved in a collision on March 19, 1988, and had a brain haemorrhage at the age of 22.
His friend was killed in the crash, but two survived the incident on a highway in Verona.
Ignazio spent two years in a clinic, but his parents decided to take him home to try and make him healthy again.
But he died at the age of 54 after a cardiac arrest.
Ignazio & # 39; s mother Marina told it La Stampa: & # 39; for 31 years we lived cut off from the world.
& # 39; The doctors had told us he wouldn't wake up, but we took care of him every day, hoping that maybe … & # 39;
His father Hector, a 77-year-old Mexican with Japanese roots, added: & # 39; Now life has changed. I woke up this morning at 5 and didn't know what to do.
& # 39; I went to the garden to water the flowers. The last few nights I slept in Ignazio & # 39; s room, even though he's gone, to be with him. & # 39;
Mr. Okamoto told how he returned to Mexico for a week and saw that his son looked very white, almost green, and # 39; looked like.
He said: & # 39;I am convinced that he thought he had been abandoned. & # 39;
The father said the family & # 39; daily rituals & # 39; had to let them pass through his son's coma.
Ignazio was left in a coma for 31 years but died. His father Hector (pictured with a photo of his son), a 77-year-old Mexican with Japanese roots, said: & # 39; Now life has changed. I woke up at 5 am this morning and did not know what to do & # 39;
He said he left his job in 1990 to take care of his son while Marina worked to support the family.
Mr. Okomoto said he had never thought of euthanasia for his Ignazio.
& # 39; Sometimes he had a tear, but I don't know if he was conscious. I said to him: & # 39; & # 39; Ignazio, don't come crying, you must be brave & # 39; & # 39 ;. & # 39;
He added: & # 39; Pull out the plug? This idea never touched me … Everyone has the right to decide how they want (sic). & # 39;
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