A woman has met her 7-year-old daughter for the first time after falling into a coma while giving birth.
Danijela Kovacevic developed sepsis during childbirth in 2009, and for years, her daughter, Marija, longed for her to wake up.
The girl reportedly kept a vigil by her mom's bedside in Indjija, Serbia, and now Danijela has shocked doctors by waking up.
Heartwarming images show the mom, now 25, and her daughter cuddling up for the first time, though Danijela faces the daunting task of relearning simple motor skills.
She is currently unable to speak or feed herself.
A family friend said,
Her family has started a GoFundMe page with the hope of raising funds for her expensive rehabilitation costs.
She has already been through extensive physical and speech therapy, but her family say it needs about $50,000 for her treatment to continue.
Her father, Djordje Kovacevic, said,
She has advanced to the stage where she can hold a tablet and pen in her hand, and follow conversations.
But her grandma, Mary Vesna, told Blic the family still has a lot of costs, including diapers.
Citations: APEL ZA POMOĆ Danijela je 7 GODINA U BUDNOJ KOMI i potrebno joj je 65.000 evra za rehabilitaciju (Blic), Woman who fell into SEVEN-YEAR coma after developing deadly sepsis during childbirth finally wakes up...to meet her daughter for the first time (MailOnline)