The quick-thinking deputy who pushed his wife out of a crash wakes up after 23 days in coma

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You experience life very suddenly. You never know what a given day will hold. An automobile approached a young couple who were standing by the side of the road as it approached.

In the end, the quick-thinking husband saved his wife’s life by pushing her out of the way. He, however, was not so fortunate.

The quick-thinking deputy who pushed his wife out of a crash wakes up after 23 days in coma
Photo Courtesy Nicole Shoffner

The incident took place on the 1st of August when Raymond Surber was driving his Chevrolet Silverado car. He collided with the young couple standing by the side of the road attempting to fix a dirt bike. The young couples were Reserve Deputies Lucas and Nicole Shoffner.

It was around 11:17 p.m. at the moment of the collision. The collision left both the husband and the woman hurt, but Lucas was hurt more.

According to Matt Fagiana of the Law Enforcement Executive Development Association, Lucas shoved his wife to the side, causing her to sustain more severe wounds. A report also showed Lucas’ courageous acts prevented the death of his wife.

The quick-thinking deputy who pushed his wife out of a crash wakes up after 23 days in coma
Photo Courtesy Nicole Shoffner

Fagiana said that Lucas should be prayed for he deserved a second chance at life more than anyone else. She compared Lucas to as witty, kind, loyal, and powerful as a freaking ox.

Nicole is reported to have undergone a head CT and x-rays after being rushed to Fort Sanders. Lucas on the other hand suffered significant brain injuries and received treatment at the UT Medical Center’s Transplant Intensive Care Unit. The hospital is said to have placed him in a medically induced coma. In this condition, he began to wean himself off while being kept under anesthesia.

Nicole, his wife, suffered less damage than her husband, Lucas. She was by his side and encouraged him at every step of his recuperation. Their friends came in handy to assist the couple with their medical costs and set up a GoFundMe campaign.

The quick-thinking deputy who pushed his wife out of a crash wakes up after 23 days in coma
Photo Courtesy Nicole Shoffner

They contributed over $93,000 of their $100,000 goal. Nicole expressed gratitude to everyone who contributed, assisted them, and even those who prayed for the young couple’s recovery.

Lucas finally came out of his 23-day coma and was deemed by medical professionals to be making progress toward recovery. Lucas is set to travel to an Atlanta rehab center to continue his recovery.

Nicole in her Instagram postings indicates that Lucas’ rehabilitation appears to be progressing well. The ASCO deputy just completed 200 steps at the rehabilitation facility, which his wife and many other people in his life praised.

The quick-thinking deputy who pushed his wife out of a crash wakes up after 23 days in coma
Photo Courtesy Nicole Shoffner

He was injured because he pushed his wife out of the way to save her life. True love transforms a person into a selfless being.

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