Mom to change GA Tech dorm policy after son almost dies

A 20-year-old student was left in a life-threatening coma after falling from his 7-foot-high loft bed at an Atlanta university in January 2015.

Clark Jacobs fractured his skull, developed a brain bleed and suffered a stroke after the fall at his Kappa Sigma fraternity house at the Georgia Institute of Technology.

 His mother, Mariellen Jacobs, is now on a mission to change the university's policies regarding its unprotected beds.

Mariellen Jacobs pictured here with her son Clark Jacobs, who was left in a life-threatening coma after falling from his 7-foot-high loft bed at university

Mariellen Jacobs pictured here with her son Clark Jacobs, who was left in a life-threatening coma after falling from his 7-foot-high loft bed at university

The tragic experience resulted in him fracturing his skull and being in a coma for three months

The tragic experience resulted in him fracturing his skull and being in a coma for three months

The 20-year-old has had to undergone physical therapy following the near death accident and had to learn to walk again 

The 20-year-old has had to undergone physical therapy following the near death accident and had to learn to walk again 

She shared her son's story on social media in an attempt to educate his fellow peers and explain the dangers of beds with no rails. 

Speaking to CBS the mother said: 'It was horrible to watch. He was near death. The surgeon said he might not make it.'

'I didn't know if he was going to live. I didn't know if I was going to get my kid back.' 

The fraternity student also developed a brain bleed. He is seen above in his hospital bed

The fraternity student also developed a brain bleed. He is seen above in his hospital bed

She explained how she wanted to inform his fellow students about the incident as initially it was even something her son shrugged off.

Before the actual incident occurred, his mother said: 'The beds were quite high off ground. I remember saying,

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