This is the miraculous moment a baby came out of a coma as doctors were ready to turn off her life support machine.
Hospitalized in September, one-year-old Marwa was in an induced coma after suffering from a virus that caused severe neurological disorders.
Against parent’s wishes, the doctors, citing “aggressive therapy”, wanted to disconnect the device that was keeping the little girl alive.
The parents, from Algeria, started a petition on Facebook , “Not without my Marwa”, to help raise funds to challenge their decision.
With over 70,000 signatures, the court ruled in favour of an “extension of care” at La Timone hopsital, Marseille, for two months, local media reports.
But doctors were insistent that they would fight to turn off the respirator sooner – terminating her life – arguing that she will never walk, eat, or breathe independently.
Just ten days later, Marwa woke.
The footage, shared by her dad on Facebook , shows the baby react to his voice and even smile.
“Her treatment continues, but we see daily progress, and it gives us great hope.
“When I talk to her, she hears my voice, she reacts, sometimes she smiles,” he told a local news site