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Fan meets Bob Seger after awakening from semi-coma

Bob Seger fan, 79, gets to meet rocker, see his concert after awakening from 5-year semi-coma

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    Evie Branan, 79, nails are decorated as she attends the Bob Seger concert and after party with her aid Jennifer Hickey and Willowbrook Administrator Michelle Cross (not shown) at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, attends the Bob Seger concert and after party with her aid Jennifer Hickey and Willowbrook Administrator Michelle Cross at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Jennifer Hickey helps Evie Branan, 79, from her wheelchair into the limousine, which will escort her to The Palace of Auburn Hills to see Bob Seger in concert a, Thursday, April 11, 2013 in Flint, Mich. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, gets ready as she is going to attend the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday.

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    Bob Seger performing.

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    Evie Branan, 79, shows off a signature from Bob Seger as she attended the concert and after party with her aid Jennifer Hickey and Willowbrook Administrator Michelle Cross at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, gets ready as she is going to attend the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, cheers as she attends the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, looks through binoculars as she attends the Bob Seger concert and after party with her aid Jennifer Hickey and Willowbrook Administrator Michelle Cross at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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    Evie Branan, 79, gets ready as she is going to attend the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday, April 11, 2013. For the past two years, Branan has been eagerly waiting for that Seger concert after she came out of her semi coma on May 7, 2011. Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger's concert and also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment. (AP Photo/The Flint Journal, Lauren Justice ) LOCAL TV OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT

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Evie Branan, 79, gets ready as she is going to attend the Bob Seger concert at The Palace of Auburn Hills, Mich. on Thursday.

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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The first words of a 79-year-old Michigan woman as she emerged from a five-year semi-coma were, “I want to go to a Bob Seger concert.” And now her wish has come true.

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Bob Seger performing.

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The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/ZOmhEj ) that Evie Branan cheered, threw her hands in the air and danced during Seger’s concert Thursday night at The Palace of Auburn Hills. She also met Seger and his family, talked with crew and band members and received VIP treatment.

Branan is from Flint Township. She called the night “the happiest I’ve been in a long time.”

After suffering a stroke that left Branan unable to speak, move or eat on her own, she became a resident of Willowbrook manor’s long-term care unit. She awoke from the semi-coma on May 7, 2011.

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