A brave teen has given a in-depth account of what it’s like to be in a medically-induced coma.
Inspirational Claire Wineland, who has cystic fibrosis, was put into a sleep-like state for more than two weeks by doctors trying to save her life. As her body battled a raging fever, she experienced vivid hallucinations of snow-capped peaks in Alaska – a place she had never been before in her life.
Claire, from California, says she heard voices by her bedside, but in her mind they were spoken by people at a ‘girl’s camp’. In her head she was replying – but in real life she didn’t say a word, which “messes her up” when she thinks about it.
Claire says what she experienced in the coma has taught her valuable lessons she can take to the real world.