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Flint Woman Who Was In A Five-Year Coma Has Bob Seger Wish Come True [Video]

You may have heard about Evie Branan, 79, who woke up out of a coma and her one wish was to see Bob Seger in concert. Thursday night, that wish came true.‘I’m older now, but I’m running against the wind,’ sang Evie Branan, who said her favorite song by Seger is “Against The Wind”. Branan has traveled down the road less traveled, but Thursday night her final destination was a wish come true.

‘We just want to jump up and down!’ said Jennifer Hickey, Branan’s nurse.Hickey has been by Branan’s side for six years, after Branan suffered a massive stroke. Since that day, Branan’s lived at Willowbrook Manor Nursing Home in Flint. She was in a semi-coma, not able to communicate, until May 7, 2011, when Hickey said she watched a miracle unfold.

And the first thing out of Branan’s mouth is something Hickey said she’ll never forget.’My first words, and I can’t figure it out, but I said ‘I want to go to a Bob Seger concert,’ said Branan. On Thursday night, nurses helped Branan powder her face and look great, because that wish, with the help of the nursing home and Bob Seger’s management company, came true. She got the all-star treatment. A limo carried Branan, Hickey, and a few others down. When Branan arrived, she got an exclusive backstage pass.

When you ask her, the dream out of the coma was a dream no longer, but a reality.’He come over to me and said, ‘Evie, I’m so glad to meet you,’ and I said, ‘Oh Bob, I am so happy to meet you, I never though this would happen,’ Branan said.

Branan got her hug and she got her kiss. Branan said even though she’s getting older, she can still have all of the shining moments she wants. On Thursday night at the Palace of Auburn Hills, it was one of those shining moments.

WNEM TV 5

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