Remarkable medical survival stories

“An 18-year-old Arizona man survived having his head literally ripped off in an accident with a drunken driver. Marcos Parra’s car was hit by the other vehicle in January 2003 so hard his head was detached from his body. Only skin and some vital internal circuits held it on.

Marcos was rushed from the scene to the emergency room of a hospital in Phoenix. The doctors there had never seen such injuries, but his spinal cord and arteries weren’t damaged. His head was reattached with surgical screws and a piece of his pelvis was used to patch his neck and skull together.”

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