Croatian girl wakes up from a coma speaking fluent German

BY Caitlin O'Connell

Wednesday, April 14th 2010

lthough a Croatian teen had only just started studying German at school, the 13-year-old has been able to communicate fluently in German since waking up from a 24-hour coma, The Telegraph reports.

The girl’s parents said that she had been reading German books and watching German television to improve her language skills, but was far from fluent, according to The Telegraph. After waking from her coma, the girl was unable to speak Croatian but instead expressed herself in German.

Doctors at the hospital where the girl is being treated are calling on various experts to examine her in an attempt to understand what triggered such an unusual change.

Dr. Mijo Milas, a psychiatric expert, is hesitant to call this a miracle.

“There are references to cases where people who have been seriously ill and perhaps in a coma have woke up being able to speak other languages.… At the moment, though, any speculation would remain just that – speculation - so it’s better to continue tests until we actually know something,” Milas told The Telegraph.

My source:Mijo Milas