Teen wakes up from coma after 10 months without his family by his side and wondering why everyone’s wearing masks

"How do you describe it? I think it's going to be a shock," one of Joseph's aunts said. "I'm not sure you can ever actually describe how this pandemic feels."


19-year-old Joseph Flavill was over the moon to be visiting the Buckingham Palace and receiving the Duke of Edinburgh youth achievement award, but two months before the trip was about to take place, young Joseph was involved in a car accident and ended up in coma.

Now, ten months after the collision which left him with a brain injury, Joseph is slowly waking up and showing progress. However, there is one thing that bothers his family, how would they explain it to him why no one is at the hospital by his side and why is everyone wearing a mask.

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When Joseph ended up in the hospital on Mach 1st of 2020, the situation with the pandemic was still under control. The United Kingdom had recorded just 23 cases of the new virus no one knew anything about and most of the deaths caused by it were registered in China only. Three weeks into coma, the virus rapidly spread and Britain went into lockdown.

His mom said how Joseph himself have been affected by the virus twice while in coma.

One of this young man’s aunts, Kate Yarbo, told CNN: “When he comes out of this, life will not be as he knows it at all. How do you describe it? I think it’s going to be a shock. We’re all still processing it — I’m not sure you can ever actually describe how this pandemic feels.”

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His other aunt, Sally Flavill Smith, told The Guardian, “He won’t know anything about the pandemic as he’s been asleep for 10 months. His awareness is starting to improve now but we just don’t know what he knows. I just don’t know where to start with it. A year ago if someone had told me what was going to happen over the last year, I don’t think I would have believed it. I’ve got no idea how Joseph’s going to come to understand what we’ve all been through.”

Despite this thing about the pandemic, Joseph family is very happy that he’s showing quick progress. He understands what he’s told and is able to move his limbs when asked to.

Joseph Flavill, 19, was hit by a car on March 1 last year, and has been in a coma ever since.

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The hospital costs will probably be huge, so the family is raising money to help them cover the bills. So far, they raised nearly $45,000, although they are convinced it will all cost a lot more.

“Nobody knows what the long-term impact will be, but we do know that the journey could be long and costly,” they wrote on their website, Joseph’s Journey. We are glad Joseph is recovering and we hope we’ll see him standing and running in the months or even days to come.