A woman who fell into a coma in 1991, when she was 32-year-old, has now regained her consciousness.
According to the reports, Munira Abdulla suffered serious brain injury after an auto crash in Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.
Munira was hugging her son, trying to protect him as a school bus ploughed into their car — She invariably suffered brain injury which wasn’t treated for several hours.
Hope had been lost that shed ever recover but last year, she started showing signs that she was responding to treatment after being treated with physical therapies and drugs in Germany.
Speaking with the National newspaper, her son Omar Webair said: “I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up.
“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.”
When she was eventually taken to a hospital, she was declared to be in a minimally conscious state, a condition that is similar to a coma but receptive to pain.
For many years, she was fed through a tube and provided with physiotherapy to stop her muscles deteriorating through lack of movement.
However, her family got a grant by the Crown Prince Court and a government body in Abu Dhabi in 2017 — Munira was then transferred to Germany.
In Germany, surgeries to correct her severely shortened arm and leg muscles were carried out and she was given medication to improve her state.
Then in 2018, she started showing the responsiveness, and making strange sounds, and within three days she called out to Omar using his name.
He said: “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 is now back in Abu Dhabi with her family, where she continues to receive treatment.
Omar said: “All those years the doctors told me she was a hopeless case, and that there was no point of the treatment I was seeking for her, but whenever in doubt I put myself in her place and did whatever I could to improve her condition.”