John Lauritsen of WCCO TV reported:
E. coli Victim Awake After 9 Weeks In Coma
Stephanie Smith’s family is calling her recovery a miracle. The 20-year-old Cold Spring woman recently regained consciousness after spending more than nine weeks in a drug-induced coma. Stephanie Smith contracted the E. Coli bacteria after eating Sam’s Club hamburger in September. She has been at St. Mary’s Hospital in Rochester ever since.