An Emirati woman, ‘Munira Abdulla’ has shaken the world with her incredibly inspiring recovery from a 27-year long coma, thanks to her son who never gave up hope.
Munira suffered from a fatal accident 27 years ago when she was in a car with her son who was in KG1 class. On the way back from school, their car collided with a school bus leaving the 32-year-old with a traumatic brain injury.
At the time of the accident. Munira hugged her son to protect him from the collision, sacrificing herself. Omar, her son, had only suffered minor injuries to the head.
Ms. Abdulla was left in a coma and the doctors told her son that she would never wake up again. But everything changed when she finally woke up from her coma last year in Germany.
Her family gave an exclusive interview to The National just a day ago recalling the incredible battle she and her son fought all these years to make this recovery possible.
According to Omar, he never gave up on her mother because he had always felt that she would wake up one day.
Ms. Abdulla was able to get treatment in Germany with the help of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammad Bin Salman Zayed (pictured above).
Ms. Abdulla is now able to answer questions with a little bit of difficulty and is able to recite verses from the Holy Quran. She recently visited the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque which was not even present when she suffered from the accident.
Over the many years, Ms. Abdulla was kept in a hospital in Al-Ain where she was fed with a tube, keeping her alive. She ever went under physiotherapy to ensure that her muscles did not deteriorate from the lack of movement.
Omar, her son, on the other hand, would visit her mother routinely, walking his way to the hospital for about four kilometers every day to see his mother. He would sit with his mother for hours but Omar could always tell that she was listening to him.
Ms. Abdulla woke up when her son was having an argument with the hospital staff. A few days later, she completely woke up and started calling out her son by his name.
Omar never really wanted to share his story but he did so to tell people to never lose hope on their loved ones. Never consider them dead when they are in such a state.