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Woman Recovers From Coma At Rock Concert
By Dave Reynolds, Inclusion Daily Express
March 27, 2003

REGENSBURG, GERMANY--Seven years ago, doctors operated on Christiane Kittel to remove a lung embolism.

The 17-year-old immediately lapsed into a coma during the surgery. She has been comatose since.

Recently, Christiane's mother decided to take her daughter to a rock concert featuring Bryan Adams.

"Bryan Adams was always her biggest hero and she loved his music before she fell into the coma," Adelheid Kittel explained.

During the concert Christiane, now 24, started coming out of her coma.

"She opened her eyes and actually watched what was going on, she started to move in the wheelchair, and she was totally fascinated by the music and the singer," her mother told Ananova news service.

"I will never forget it, I could have hugged the whole world. When we got back to the clinic she was still animated, and three times she called my name, she said 'Mama'".

Christiane's doctor Gerhard Weber, who confirmed she has not relapsed since the recovery, said: "She is a perfect example of the fact that despite the very worst injuries there is always hope."


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