A woman who has been in a coma for 27 years has finally awakened. Her son who was 4 at the time of the accident never lost the hope of speaking to her mother one day.
Munira Abdulla fell into a coma after a car accident in 1991 in Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates. Against all odds, she finally came out after 27 long years in a vegetative state. Her son Omar, who was barely four years old at the time, never lost hope of being able to talk to his mother again.
In 1991, Munira Abdulla had just picked up her son at school and was on their way home. She never arrived at her destination. The young woman, then 32, hit a school bus with her car. Just before the collision, Munira had the reflex to protect his little boy, who escaped with a simple bump in the head. She was much less fortunate. A severe head trauma plunged her into a deep coma.
Almost three decades later, Munira Abdulla, who was transferred to a hospital in Germany in April 2017 on the authorization of Abu Dhabi’s Prince Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, finally woke up, beating all odds, reports The National, an English daily newspaper published in Abu Dhabi, relayed by Het Laatste Nieuws.
Her son Omar Webair never lost hope, he confides to the newspaper. “I never gave up because I always had the feeling that she would wake up one day,” says the 32-year-old. He was right to believe it since the miracle finally happened last year.
The state of Munira Abdulla, back in the UAE, has improved considerably. She is now able to keep brief conversations and express what she feels. The path is of course still long but her awakening is already a great victory for Omar. “All these years the doctors told me that her case was desperate, and that it was useless to continue the treatments, but every time I doubted (that she could wake up), I started to place and I did what I could to improve her condition.” A wonderful lesson in life.