A woman who has been in a coma for 27 years has finally woken up.
According to reports, the woman, Munira Abdulla, who is from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, went into a coma following an accident in 1991.
Abdulla was in a car been driven by her brother-in-law on her way to pick her son from school when the car she was in collided with a bus. Her son, Omar Webair, who was four years old, then was unscathed because his mother cradled him in her arms just before the accident happened.
Abdulla suffered brain injury from the accident and has since then remained in a coma until she miraculously regained consciousness last year in a German hospital.
Omar, Abdulla’s son while speaking with a UAE-based newspaper, The National, said; “I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up.”
He added: “The reason I shared her story is to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones; don’t consider them dead when they are in such a state.
“My mother was sitting with me in the back seat. When she saw the crash coming, she hugged me to protect me from the blow.”
Omar recounted how his mother was left untreated for hours after the accident until she was later taken to a hospital and then transferred to London where they declared her to be in a vegetative state but able to sense pain.
She was later taken to Al Ain, a city in the UAE and moved to various medical facilities over the next few years.
2017, her family was offered a grant for Ms Abdulla to be transferred to Germany where she underwent a couple of surgeries to correct her severely shortened arm and leg muscles.
1 year later, Omar was involved in an argument in his mother’s hospital room and she stirred, BBC reports.
“There was a misunderstanding in the hospital room and she sensed I was at risk, which caused her a shock,” Omar said.
“She was making strange sounds and I kept calling the doctors to examine her, they said everything was normal.
“Then, three days later, I woke up to the sound of someone calling my name.
“It was her! She was calling my name, I was flying with joy; for years I have dreamt of this moment, and my name was the first word she said.”
She has since become even more responsive and can converse with her family.