The present-day "Sleeping Beauty," as the media calls her, is a 17-year-old woman in Worthing, England, named Louisa Ball. Instead of the fairy tale's poisoned splinter, her curse began with flu-like symptoms two years ago.
"Bad cold, temperature ... and from then on that's when I started to sleep," she said.
She wouldn't stop for 10 to 14 days.
Her parents would rouse her for bathroom breaks and ravenous feedings.