Her son was filled with jy when she finally woke up. "For years I have dreamt of this moment," Omar Webair, 32, says of his mother, Munira Abdulla.
A woman from the United Arab Emirates met with an accident 27 years ago which put her into a coma. It has been almost three decades since the car crash. The woman finally woke up earlier last June while calling out her son's last name. According to reports, the accident took place in 1991 and the woman has been in a coma ever since. As reported by PEOPLE Magazine, Munira Abdulla was 32-years-old when she met with the accident. She was in the car with her then four-year-old son Omar Webair. Abdulla was on her way back home after picking up her son from school when a bus collided with her car. Both the mother and the son managed to survive the crash. The mother shielded the boy during the crash which resulted in Omar walking out of the crash without a scratch. However, his mother suffered serious injuries and was hospitalized right after the incident took place.
Most of the injuries that Abdula suffered during the crash were on her head. The intense and excessive brain injuries sent her into a coma which she took nearly three whole decades to get out of. “I never gave up on her because I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up,” Webair, now 32, told The National of his mother. “All those years, the doctors told me she was a hopeless case and that there was no point of the treatment I was seeking for her, but whenever in doubt I put myself in her place and did whatever I could to improve her condition.”
According to The National, the doctors said that they never thought Abdulla would ever open her eyes again. It is very rare to see someone who is in a coma to firstly, survive for so long. Secondly, it is rare that people who have been in such a state for decades to get out of it. It is not something that usually happens. The doctors were surprised to see Abdulla wake up. For 27 years she was unresponsive, had no awareness of her surroundings, was tube-fed, and underwent physiotherapy to prevent muscle atrophy.
A woman who suffered a catastrophic brain injury and fell into a coma when her car collided with a school bus in the United Arab Emirates has woken up for the first time in almost three decades https://t.co/lvAjxBLdu5— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 23, 2019
Abdulla has been shifted to various different hospitals over the years. The last facility she was moved to was located in Germany. Her son Omar Webair never failed to visit his mother no matter which hospital she was in. He made sure to always take good care of her. “To me, she was like gold; the more time passed by, the more valuable she became,” Webair told the publication. Last June, a miracle took place when she surprised everyone by waking up and finally getting out of the coma. The minute she opened her eyes, she started calling out to her son.
She fell into a coma in 1991 after suffering a severe brain injury in a car crash.— New York Daily News (@NYDailyNews) April 24, 2019
She awoke from her vegetative state nearly three decades later.https://t.co/pgGw1xevab
“She was making strange sounds and I kept calling the doctors to examine her. They said everything was normal," said Omar. “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.” Now, Abdulla is in Abu Dhabi undergoing further rehabilitation. She is in a much better condition right now. She is able to hold conversations to a certain extent and even tell the doctors the feelings she is experiencing, for example, inform them when she is in pain. "I shared her story to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones,” said Webair. “Don’t consider them dead when they are in such a state.”
A car crash in 1991 left Munira Abdulla in a comatose state but her son never lost hope that she would wake up https://t.co/wD2vtr0KJU— The National (@TheNationalUAE) April 23, 2019
People on social media were amazed that she managed to survive the coma for almost three decades. They were thrilled by the fact that she had finally woken up! Some people even wished her well since she has woken up after 27 years! So much in her life and in the world has changed since she was last awake. Coping with the change is going to be difficult but surely her family is there to support her and get her through all of it.
God is good indeed! I’m so happy for this family... 💕💕💕— Sharon Mason Palmer (@BeepMason) April 24, 2019
That’s why medical staff should not disconnect respiratory support.— Casimir Officiel (@Godefroy2paname) April 25, 2019
Hope she’s able to cope coming to terms with what has happened and how much time has passed, her loved ones changed, the world has changed and the events she’s missed.— Matthew Gardner (@TheMattofG) April 24, 2019