Father of girl who awoke from coma says, 'if there is life, there is hope'
Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest Addthis

.- In an interview with Colombian radio, Guillermo Yelting recounted the story of his 23-year-old daughter Sara, who awoke from a 15 month long coma in April. Asked whether he ever considered letting her die, he replied that as long as his daughter was alive, he would not turn his back on her.

Yelting explained in the interview that his daughter's health began to deteriorate when she started experiencing neurological problems. She was hospitalized on February 8, 2009 and eventually lost consciousness and contact with reality.

However, when it seemed her health would never improve, Sara awoke and began to move her eyes and hands, bringing great joy to her family and boyfriend.

Her father noted that in April, Sara “suddenly opened her eyes.”

Yelting emphasized that it is necessary to be positive around the parents and family members of those who are in a coma or in similar situations. He also spoke of the importance of  “never giving up” in the face of suffering.

Yelting recalled that he would tell his daughter, “you are my favorite, my champion, and you are going to be okay,” even though he was bombarded with the message, “that there is nothing left to be done.” 

“While there is life there is hope, and I will not give up,” he added.

Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages


Ads by Google (What's this?)
Ads by Google

Featured Videos

Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Cardinal Luis Tagle to Pope Francis
Pope Francis in the Philippines: Manila Welcomes the Pope
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Highlights
Pope Francis in Sri Lanka: Interview with Cardinal Ranjith
Pope Francis in SriLanka: Inter-religious Faith Meeting
Little Sisters of the Poor press conference in Denver
Family thrilled to see Pope Francis in Istanbul
Syrian Refugee, Sara, 14, Before Meeting Pope
Ebola orphans thousands of children in West Africa
One year after Haiyan: Philippines rebuilds homes, lives
An Indian contribution to the Vatican's Synod on the Family
Christ Cathedral CNA video Sept 2014
Alejandro Bermudez of CNA accepts ice bucket challenge
'The Real Albania,' remembering those who fled
Pope Francis in Albania, "one of the most important visits of the post-communist era in Albania"
Pope Francis greets paralyzed man who risked all to see him
Franciscans on the banks of the Tiber in Rome, working for the New Evangelization
Pilgrimage from Czech Republic to Assisi and Rome for intentions
Testimony of young Indian who met Pope in Korea
Preparations of the Closing Mass of 6th Asian Youth Day

Liturgical Calendar

January 25, 2015

Third Sunday in Ordinary Time

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mk 1:14-20


Daily Readings

Saint of the Day

St. Romuald »


Homily of the Day

Mk 1:14-20