Atlanta Man Survives Car Crash, Becomes Doctor

(11 Alive) — Gabriel Rodriguez’s life changed forever 16 years ago. The Puerto Rican native was about to head off to college at Georgia State University. But, his plans quickly changed after he got seriously hurt in a car crash on his way to work in Atlanta.

He spent months in a coma at Grady Hospital. His doctors told his mom they weren’t sure if he would wake up.

After three-and-a-half months of worry and waiting, Rodriguez woke up at Shepherd Center in Atlanta. The days that followed were filled with therapies, medicines and treatments. CONTINUE