A woman from the United Arab Emirates, UAE, who went into a coma after she was injured in an accident in 1991 has woken up from the 27-year-long coma. Munira Abdulla was 32 when she was involved in an accident. She was in a car driven by her brother-in-law after she picked up her son from school.
During the short journey, the car she was travelling in collided with a bus. Omar Webair, who was then just four years old, was sitting in the back of the vehicle with his mother but he was unscathed because his mother cradled him in her arms moments before the accident.
In a recent interview with the UAE-based newspaper, The National, Munira's son, Omar, opened up about the accident and about his mother's progress following years of treatment.
Omar told of how his mother was left untreated for hours after the accident. She was eventually taken to hospital and later transferred to London. There, she was declared to be in a vegetative state but able to sense pain, The National reports.
In 2017, the family was offered a grant by the Crown Prince Court, a government body in Abu Dhabi, for Ms Abdulla to be transferred to Germany. There, she underwent a number of surgeries to correct her severely shortened arm and leg muscles, and she was given medication to improve her state, including her wakefulness.