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Muslim Woman Wakes Up After 27 Years in Coma

Muslim Woman Wakes Up After 27 Years in Coma
Munira Abdulla, who has woken from a 27-year-long vegetative state, visited the at Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, which was built 16 yeas after a road crash left her in a coma. Khushnum Bhandari for The National

Though doctors said she would never wake up, an Emirati Muslim woman has made a seemingly miraculous recovery after emerging from a 27-year-long coma, The National reported.

“I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up,” Omar Webair told the newspaper on Monday.

In 1991, Munira Abdulla was picking up her son Omar from school when she had a traffic accident.

The mother, who was aged 32 at the time of the accident, hugged her son to protect him was and he was left unscathed.

“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,” he said.

Abdullah was left seriously injured, but last year regained consciousness in a German hospital.

“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,” her son added.

After long years in different hospitals in the United Arab Emirates, the family was offered a grant by the Crown Prince Court, a government body in Abu Dhabi, in 2017 for Abdulla to be transferred to Germany.

A year later, her son was involved in an argument in her hospital room, which seemed to prompt his mother to stir.

“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.”

Prolonged disorders of consciousness are usually caused by a sudden brain injury (Science Photo Library)

Now she can also recite some prayers with her son.

There are only a few cases of people recovering consciousness after several years – and even then, recovery can be protracted.

People who do regain consciousness often have severe disabilities caused by damage to their brain.

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