Never Lose Hope

Avery Seidel

Munira Abdulla was a 32 year old when her and her 4 year old son Omar Webair crashed into a bus after she picked her son up from school. The 4 year old came out of the crash just fine by his mom’s protection.  But the mom suffered a brain injury that sent her into a coma that lasted 27 years. Her son, now 32 said, “I never gave up on her, because I always had a feeling that one day she will wake up.” Twenty seven years later, she woke up asking to see her son.

Doctors said it was a miracle, and they did not expect to see her open her eyes again. While she was in the coma, she was tube fed, unaware of her surroundings, and underwent physiotherapy to prevent muscle atrophy. All the while, her son came, visited her, and oversaw her care.

Her son said, “Last June she was making strange sounds, and I kept calling the doctors to examine her. They said everything was normal. Then three days, later I woke up to her calling my name, and I was flying with joy. It felt like a dream.”

Now she is undergoing further rehabilitation. She can hold conversations and can tell doctors when she is feeling pain. “I shared her story to tell people not to lose hope on their loved ones, do not consider them dead when they are in such a state.” said her son.