WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- Following a car accident in 1991 that left a mother in a coma for almost three decades, the woman finally opened her eyes in June calling her son’s name.
- The son, 32-year-old Omar Webair told the National that despite her case being called by doctors as hopeless, he unfailingly did everything to improve her condition because he believed she would wake up one day.
- Webair said her mother was treated in several facilities and underwent physiotherapy over the years.
A woman from the United Arab Emirates who was in a coma for almost three decades after a horrible car crash in 1991 finally woke up in June calling her son’s name.
According to BBC reports, Munira Abdulla then 32 was with her 4-year-old son Omar Webair when their car collided with a bus. While Webair who was shielded by his mother was unharmed, his mother bore the brunt of the impact that left her in a coma for 27 years.
Webair, now 32, told The National that he never gave up on her mother despite doctors telling him that her case is hopeless and there was no point in treating her.
“I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up. Whenever in doubt I put myself in her place and did whatever I could to improve her condition,” he said.
Over the years, Abdulla was tube-fed and underwent physiotherapy to prevent muscle atrophy yet remained unresponsive. Even the doctors told The National that they didn’t think Abdulla would wake up. She went on to be cared for at different hospitals until she ended up at a facility in Germany.
Webair took charge of his mother’s care and never failed to visit her. He told the newspaper that as time went by, his mother became more and more important to him.
Then the unexpected happened in June. “She was making strange sounds and I kept calling the doctors to examine her but they said everything was normal,” Webair said.
“Three days later, I woke up to the sound of someone calling my name. It was her. I was flying with joy. For years I have dreamt of this moment, and my name was the first word she said.”
Webair decided to share his mother’s story in his effort to let people know that they should not lose hope when their loved ones are in such a state.
Meanwhile, The National reports that Abdulla is undergoing further rehabilitation in Abu Dhabi and that she can carry on conversations and let doctors know when she is in pain.