A now two year old boy from Jiangsu province, born while his mother was in a coma which lasted 30 months, helps take care of her every day, China Daily reports.
Zhang Rongxiang was severely injured in a car accident in December 2010 that left her in a vegetative state. Three months later, Zhang’s son was delivered by caesarean section while she was still comatose, her husband named the boy Tianci which means “Gift of heaven”.
The father took Tianci to his mother’s bedside every day as the boy learned to imitate his father and talk to her. Tianci also imitated his father in chewing bread which he would then put in his mother’s mouth for her to swallow.
In May, Zhang started speaking for the first time in two and a half years.
Zhang is still bedridden, but is able to spend time with and get to know the son who waited almost two years to talk to her.
[Images via: China Daily]