Coma Babies

Season 1 , Ep 8 07/27/11 Views: 9,791

Jon is surprised by the cavalier attitudes of parents who adopted comatose infants. (2:29)

HAD A BEAUTIFUL BABY GIRL,CANDICE.

A YEAR AFTER,A TRAGIC ACCIDENT OCCURRED,

LEAVING CANDICE IN A COMA.

IT'S BEEN TWO YEARS NOW,

AND THE PARENTS ARE STILLSTRUGGLING TO COPE.

SO HOW HAS IT BEEN?

- I MEAN, WE WERE NOT WELL OFFWHEN THIS HAPPENED...

TO CANDICE,SO IT'S JUST LIKE,

YOU KNOW,ONE THING ON TOP OF THE NEXT.

THE GOOD THING ISWE HAD SO MANY PEOPLE HELP OUT.

YOU KNOW?

LETTERS OF SUPPORT,DONATING THEIR TIME.

PEOPLE HAVE...

JUST BEEN SO GENEROUS.- YEAH.

- WHAT'S EVEN MORE SHOCKINGTHAN THE RANDALL SITUATION

IS THAT ONLY 20 YARDS AWAYON THE SAME BLOCK

IS ANOTHER HOUSEHOLD DEALINGWITH THE EXACT SAME TRAGEDY--

ANOTHER BABY IN A COMA.

I'VE JUST SPOKEN TOTHE RANDALLS.

HOW HAS IT BEEN FOR YOU?

- OUR LIVES HAVECOMPLETELY CHANGED.

- IT'S BEEN GREAT.

IT'S JUST BEEN AN INCREDIBLEYEAR AND A HALF.

- IT'S BEEN--IT'S BEEN GREAT?

- I MEAN, ONCE WE STARTEDTELLING PEOPLE

ABOUT JEREMY AND HIS COMA,

MONEY AND GIFTS,DONATIONS,

UH, TV APPEARANCES,

WHICH LEADS TOMORE MONEY AND GIFTS.

UM, OH, [bleep],WE GOTTA SHOW HIM THE POOL.

DO YOU WANT TO SEE THE POOL?

- THE POOL.- WHOA.

- YEAH, HUH?- IT'S REALLY NICE.

- BRAND NEW, HEATED.UM, WE ACTUALLY JUST BOUGHT

A THIRD OF AN ACRE ONTHE OTHER SIDE OF THAT WALL...

- DO YOU THINKIT'S A STRANGE COINCIDENCE

THAT YOUR BABY SUFFEREDTHE SAME FATE

AS THE RANDALLS' BABY,AND YOU GUYS LIVE

BASICALLY ACROSS THE STREETFROM EACH OTHER?

- COINCIDENCE?NO. NO.

NO, WE GOT THE IDEAFROM THE RANDALLS.

SEE, WE SAW HOW BENEFICIAL,UH, A BABY IN A COMA

WAS FOR THE RANDALLS,

AND WE DECIDEDWE WANTED TO GET ONE.

- SO YOU FOUND A PLACE WHERE YOUCOULD OBTAIN A BABY IN A COMA?

- ADOPT.- ADOPT.

[gunshot, distant scream]

- [exhales]

- WE TRAVELEDTO NEW HAVEN, CONNECTICUT

TO TALK TO THE RYAN FAMILY.

- TWINS. UH, TWO BABIES,BOTH IN COMAS.

A BROTHER AND SISTER.

UM, WE HAVE A BOOK DEALAND A TV SHOW IN THE WORKS.

AND WE MET THE VICE-PRESIDENT.

- UH, WHY WOULD PEOPLE DO THIS?

- I MEAN, WHY WOULD PEOPLEEXPLOIT INNOCENT BABIES IN COMAS

FOR FINANCIAL GAIN?I MEAN,

HONESTLY, I MEAN, HAVE YOUNO DECENCY? I--REALLY.

- OKAY, YOU KNOW WHAT?

I TAKE CARE OF TWO BABIESIN COMAS EVERY DAY. DO YOU?

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