Woman in Coma For Six Years Marks 21st Birthday
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) _ The family of a 21-year-old woman who has been comatose for six years marked her birthday Monday with a quiet party by her bedside, the Bernama news agency reported.
Merlyn Ann Jeremiah is resting at a private hospital in Penang, about 180 miles northwest of Kuala Lumpur.
Merlyn, who occasionally smiles without talking, slipped into a coma in 1982 after undergoing a minor operation on her ankle.
A family member said the birthday party was held in the hope that she may awake one day.