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Coma request Bob Seger: After waking up, Mich. woman attends Seger concert

Coma request Bob Seger: Evie Branan had one request after coming out of a five-year-long coma - go to a Bob Seger concert. So the Michigan woman's post-coma request to see Bob Seger was fulfilled Thursday night.

By Associated Press / April 12, 2013

Coma request Bob Seger: Evie Branan, 79, gets ready to attend the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich., on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011.

Lauren Justice, The Flint Journal/AP


Auburn Hills, Mich.

The first words of a 79-year-old Michigan woman as she emerged from a five-year semi-coma were, "I want to go to a Bob Seger concert." And now her wish has come true.

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The Flint Journal reports ( ) that Evie Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. She also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment.

Branan is from Flint Township. She called the night "the happiest I've been in a long time."

After suffering a stroke that left Branan unable to speak, move or eat on her own, she became a resident of Willowbrook manor's long-term care unit. She awoke from the semi-coma on May 7, 2011.

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