04/10/2013 11:23 am ET | Updated Apr 11, 2013

Evie Branan, 79, Wakes From 5-Year Coma And Asks To Go To Bob Seger Concert (VIDEO)

Apparently, Evie Branan knows what she wants.

When the 79-year-old Flint Township, Mich., resident awoke from a 5-year semi coma in May 2011, she made a firm request.

"I want to go to a Bob Seger concert," she said, according to

Nearly two years later, Branan's wish is finally set to come true. On Thursday, she is attending Seger's performance in Auburn Hills, Mich.

It will be her fifth time seeing Seger live.

Staff members at Willowbrook Manor, who have cared for Branan since her stroke in 2007, made it happen. Administrator Michelle Cross arranged for a ticket and even threw in a limo ride and post-concert dinner.

"I'm so excited I can hardly breathe," Branan told "What am I looking forward to the most? Hugging Bob Seger and giving him a big smooch."

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It's not entirely uncommon for stroke victims to make interesting requests upon waking.

In June 2012, British father Sam Boughen, 26, awoke from a coma and asked for Kentucky Fried Chicken. Doctors prohibited the meal.

In 2010, a Croatian teen reportedly emerged from a coma speaking fluent German. She had been struggling to learn the language prior to falling ill.


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