When 1-year-old Marwa was put on life support, it was a fate her parents couldn’t accept.
The tiny toddler had been diagnosed with a brain-damaging virus and had doctors working hard to prevent further neurological damage. However, Marwa’s parents were eventually told there was little more they could do when she slipped into a coma.
The experts suggested they remove her from life support since there was nothing more that could be done. They tried bouts of “aggressive therapy,” but it made no difference. The situation had taken a terrible turn, and the doctors recommended the family do what they thought was best.
But Marwa’s parents kept fighting. They weren’t about to give up on their daughter that easily and they sought a court order to prevent doctors from turning off the life support machine. They also racked up a whopping 114,000 signatures on a petition to keep her alive, the Daily Mirror reported.
And they got what they sought. Marwa’s parents kept her on life support despite what the experts said was best. Even more shocking was what happened two months after the courts intervened the decision. Baby Marwa one day opened her eyes.
Speaking to a local news website, her father said, “her treatment continues, but we see progress every day, and that gives us a lot of hope. When I speak to her, she hears my voice, she reacts, sometimes even smiles.”
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[Featured Image: Jamais Sans Marwa]