Adele Rudd led a quiet life before suffering a stroke (cerebrovascular accident) in 2016. The young woman, from Birmingham, England, remembers being in a car when she began to feel hot and tingly. tingling. Her vision blurred so she parked. “My whole body went numb, I tried to grab my cell phone but I had no grip. I was dripping with sweat. A passerby asked me if I was okay but I couldn’t answer and she quickly called for help. All I thought about was my son [Milano] sitting next to me,” she told The Sun.

Taken to hospital, Adele underwent an MRI which showed a double blockage of a blood vessel leading blood to the brain. The young mother had several small strokes before having a bigger one the next day. “The doctors told my relatives to say goodbye and to agree to disconnect me because there was no more brain activity. I was clinically dead,” she admits. gave her only a 5% chance of survival. And yet, even in a coma, the Briton was aware of her surroundings: “I could hear but not wake up. It was like deep sleep, like being stuck in your body. I couldn’t speak or move, just communicate with my eyes.”

She comes out of the coma thanks to her father

To everyone’s surprise, Adele made the doctors’ diagnosis lie. “My dad spent every second of every day with me proving the doctors wrong. I knew he was there. I remember he asked me, if I was there, to hit a ball for my son – and I moved my right foot. It was a miracle – there was brain activity, and my little boy was my reason to fight. There was never any doubt in my mind that I was going to leave him one day,” she said. After two weeks in a coma, the Englishwoman woke up with a syndrome of confinement. She could only blink to make herself understood. Following a long convalescence, she regained her speech and managed to walk again.

According to the conclusions of the doctors, his stroke would have been caused by a cervical trauma due to a collision in the car. Today, Adele still bears the scars of her attack: “I learned to adapt. I can walk but I’m not very comfortable. I’m still dependent on my wheelchair. I live a very normal, taking on daily challenges doesn’t stop me.” More courageous than ever, the young woman remembers her father, who unfortunately died in 2020: “I know he would be proud of me. Having a disability or an illness does not define you, never give up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel.”

TESTIMONY Declared clinically dead, I came out of the coma thanks to a question from my father

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