A heroic mom, who never gave up on her faith in God, ignored doctors’ advice to “pull the plug on her comatose daughter. The young woman miraculously awoke 7 months later!
It all began when Kertisha Brabson, 31, began acting funny. She would reach out for things that weren’t there, start dancing when there wasn’t music. She would often speak in gibberish, and to people that weren’t there. Eventually, her odd behaviors were followed by a seizure that landed her in a coma.
After remaining in the coma for several days, doctors advised Kertisha’s mother, Kertease Williams, that her beloved daughter was “brain-dead” and it was time to pull the plug. It’s a horrifying decision no parent should ever have to face. But despite the grim diagnosis, this heroic mom didn’t give up on her daughter. Speaking to local media, she said something had “taken over” her daughter and was “ruining her from the inside”
Doctors eventually diagnosed Kertisha with Anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, a condition in which the brain cells are under attack from its own body. It was after discovering that was the cause when doctors advised Kertease to remove her from life support. They said there was no hope of recovery. But, instead, this faith-driven mom chose to follow her gut and fight for her loved one’s life.
“I don’t have no doctor’s background,” Kertease told CBS News. “[I’ve] never 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.”
Kertease’s fight led her to move Kertisha to another medical center in Columbus, Ohio, where a new team of doctors continued to “aggressively” treat her condition. Miraculously, after 7 grueling months of being in a coma, Kertisha woke up.
“Oh, my goodness, we just jumped up and down and screamed and nobody slept that morning,” Kertease told CBS. But to her, it was like waking up after a nap. She had no clue how much time had passed.
Amazingly, Kertisha was able to spend this past Christmas with her family — including the two young children of her own — daughter Diamonique and son Perez.
In a culture increasingly inclined to give up on life, this young Ohio woman has her loyal family to thank for saving hers.
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