SEPTEMBER 21, 2001
Zanardi regains consciousness
Zanardi's wife Daniela was at his side when he came out of the medically-controlled coma in which he had been kept in order to give his body time to cope with the results of his violent accident, and it was she who broke the news to Zanardi that he had lost both legs.
"She had just told Alex about his legs and he said that was OK, he didn't care because he still had her and Niccolo. That's the kind of spirit I expected from him," said Zanardi's Mo Nunn Racing teammate Tony Kanaan, after Daniela called him from the hospital.