It doesn’t matter if you want something new or practically everything on the menu, when you have a craving for Taco Bell, you need to run for that border. You could be stoned off of your ass at 3 a.m. playing video games, or you could be in a coma for 47 days; you need Taco Bell and you will do anything to get it. 35-year-old Jake Booth knows that feeling quite well. This Army vet was in a coma for 47 days, and on day 48 he opened his eyes and the first words he said were: “I want Taco Bell.”
Nope, he didn’t say, “I love you” to his wife, or “Please tell me Donald Trump dropped out of the election.” He wanted some Taco Bell like we all do when we’re starving. Booth was hospitalized after an extremely bad case of pneumonia and then suffered a heart attack. Doctors were unsure if Booth would ever get out of the coma, but in a scene out of what could be from a stoner comedy film, Booth opened his eyes and told his brother his now famous words: “I want Taco Bell.”
Unfortunately for Jake, he wasn’t able to get his Taco Bell fix right away. He still had a tracheotomy and couldn’t eat solid foods for three weeks after he got out of the coma, but last week he was able to indulge in all of Taco Bell’s beefy, cheesy goodness by chowing down on a feast of eight-and-a-half Crunchy Tacos. According to Wake Up Jake, a Facebook page dedicated to Jake Booth’s recovery, Taco Bell even sent him some swag and he could possibly be a spokesperson for the fast food chain. Jake’s brother has set up a GoFundMe page to help with medical and therapy costs and maybe some dough to get something that’s not on the dollar menu.
(Via Grub Street)