Italian woman wakes up after 10 months in coma

Sun Online Desk

10th June, 2021 06:07:15 PM printer

Italian woman wakes up after 10 months in coma

An Italian woman has woken from a coma after 10 months, according to local media reports.

Cristina Rosi, 37, was seven months pregnant when she suffered a heart attack in July last year.

Her daughter, Caterina, was delivered by emergency Caesarean section. However,  Rosi was left in a coma with suspected brain damage.

She has now woken up and spoken her first word, "Mamma", her husband has said.

Rosi was transferred to a clinic in Austria in April to receive specialist care during her recovery. Both her husband and mother were by her side when she spoke.

Her treatment abroad has been paid for by a crowdfunding page, which has so far raised more than €170,000 ($208,000, £148,000) for further rehabilitation, including physiotherapy.