A woman from the United Arab Emirates has spontaneously come out of a coma after 27 years, her family has revealed.
Munira Abdulla suffered a brain injury in a car crash in 1991 and remained in a coma until she regained consciousness last year in a German hospital. Her recovery has only just been revealed.
Over the years, she had been treated in the UAE and London, before being transferred to Germany.
The case came to light after the family decided to speak of their ordeal to UAE newspaper The National.
Her 32-year-old son, who, aged four, had been in the car with her at the time of the crash, told doctors: “I was expecting her to start talking again and they told me ‘you are running wild with your imagination. We are only doing rehabilitation to fix her quality of life’.”
One day, she started to stir and three days later, he woke up to the sound of her calling his name.
Ms Abdulla has over the months become stronger and more responsive, and is still receiving treatment in Abu Dhabi.
“I shared her story to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones,” her son told the newspaper.
“Don’t consider them dead when they are in such a state. 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.”
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