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Mum on life support wakes up from coma after family told to ‘pull the plug’

A mum on life support miraculously woke up from a coma after doctors had told her family to 'pull the plug'.

Kertisha Brabson, 31, from Ohio, USA, had been in a coma for seven months and doctors had said she was "brain dead".

The mum-of-two had been in the hospital since suffering a seizure in September 2018.

Kertisha's mum, Kertease Williams, said she'd noticed her daughter was acting funny before she fell ill.

The 31-year-old was taken to hospital where she underwent a number of tests.


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These found she was doing strange things like dancing as if she was at a concert or reaching for objects that weren't there.

Doctors diagnosed her with Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a disease where the body fights its own brain cells and shortly afterwards she slipped into a coma.

Her mum Kertease told CBS : "The doctors told me she was brain-dead and pull the plug and all those things.

"I don’t have no doctor’s background. I’venever been to school for anything, but when it’s your child, you’re going to do everything in your power to bring your daughter back.”

Her daughter was then transferred to Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center in Columbus for treatment.

She woke up four months later on April 7 2019.

Describing the moment Kertiha woke up, her mum said: "Oh, my goodness, we just jumped up and down and screamed and nobody slept that morning,"

One of Kertisha's doctors, Dr Shraddha Mainali,  also recalled the 'miraculous' moment saying: "One of my residents who was on-call at night texted me in the morning and says you won’t believe what I saw today.

"I was like, what happened? (I was told) Tisha is opening her eyes and she’s following simple commands."

Kertisha spent this festive season with her mum, her daughter, Diamonique and her son, Perez.

Dr Mainali added: "I am quite hopeful in her case that she’s going to do well and hopefully live a normal life."

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