BAYONNE AND BEYOND -- In something that his friends see as a miracle, Dawid Strucinski woke up out of his coma late July 11, while one of his best friends, Steve Grau, sat at his side talking.
Strucinski was beaten into the coma on July 3 when he attempted to break up a fight between two groups of teenagers in Bayonne.
While Strucinski had not yet recovered his ability to speak by press time, he was apparently moving his right side, a part of his anatomy that had been relatively non-responsive while he was in a coma.
A 2007 graduate of Bayonne High School, Strucinski had just graduated from Rutgers with a degree in criminal justice – apparently with the intention of pursuing a career in law enforcement, perhaps with the FBI, friends said.
His friends have raised $25,000 towards his medical expenses and set up a website to help collect more donations.