BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:00 P.M.) – A woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) has awoken from a 27-year-long coma after suffering a serious injury in a traffic accident in 1991, the UAE-based The National newspaper reported.
Mounira Abdullah, 59, suffered a severe brain injury in 1991 after a car she was traveling in collided with a bus on the way to pick-up her son from school.
Her son, Omar Webair, was four-years-old at the time of the accident, but was left unscathed at the time because his mother had cradled and protected him during the moment of impact.
Her brother-in-law, who also suffered a devastating injury, also had a miraculous recovery last year, regaining consciousness from a 26-year-long coma.
Omar has opened up about the accident and about his mother’s progress following years of treatment in an interview with the UAE-based newspaper The National.
“I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up,” Omar said.
“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,” he continued.
“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,” Omar added.