According to the BBC a woman from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) who was injured in a car accident in 1991 made a miraculous recovery after awaking from a 27-year-long coma. Munira Abdulla, was aged 32 at the time of the accident and suffered a severe brain injury after the car she was travelling in collided with a bus on the way to pick up her son from school. Her son, Omar Webair, then just four years old, was in the back of the vehicle, but was left unharmed. Ms Abdulla - was being driven by her brother-in-law, regained consciousness in a German hospital last year. Her son Omar said, 'She hugged me to protect me' "I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she would wake up," to a UAE newspaper. "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 added. "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." She remained in hospital fed through a tube and kept alive. Ms Abdulla underwent physiotherapy to ensure her muscles would not weaken through lack of movement.
At the time of her awakening her son was involved in an argument in her hospital room, which seemed to prompt his mother to move. "There was a misunderstanding in the hospital room and she sensed I was at risk, which caused her a shock," Omar said. "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." She has returned to Abu Dhabi, where she is undergoing physiotherapy. Edited from the BBC