A remarkable recovery – Grant Virgin, 16, after he was struck by a hit-and-run driver. Doctors advised his family to let him go, saying his odds of survival were slim.
A remarkable recovery – The Virgin family believes that fish oil ultimately altered Grant's life course, and healed his brain.
A remarkable recovery – Grant Virgin underwent multiple surgeries and spent considerable time on a ventilator. He was in coma, and his doctors urged his family to "wait and see" while his brain healed.
A remarkable recovery – Grant with his father, John Virgin. Says Virgin, "We had been told he'd never be able to recognize anybody, he will never be able to focus his eyes, all the grim stuff."
A remarkable recovery – Grant Virgin and a nurse. Forty-eight hours after receiving high-dose fish oil, he called his mother in the middle of the night and had a conversation with her.
A remarkable recovery – Grant with his father John Virgin. The Virgin family believes fish oil could do for others what it did for their son.
A remarkable recovery – There are a lot of concerns about fish oil, such as that high doses could cause excessive bleeding, but that did not deter Grant's parents.
A remarkable recovery – Grant with his brother Bryce Virgin. It is now 16 months after the accident, and his parents say he is even better than before.