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Little Marwa, one, was struck by a brain-damaging virus in September that led to doctors insisting she be allowed to die. She had been placed in an induced coma ever since as work was done to try and prevent any further neurological disorders.

But medics in France eventually told Marwa’s Algerian parents there was little more they could do after bouts of “aggressive therapy” failed to make a difference. The parents campaigned against this decision, launching a Facebook appeal titled Jamais Sans Marwa (Never Without Marwa) to raise money to take the case to court. .

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They gathered nearly 100,000 signatures and a court ruled in their favour, allowing Marwa’s life-sustaining treatment to continue. Doctors insisted Marwa had no chance of being able to breath, eat or walk independently again.

But just ten days after the decision was granted Marwa miraculously woke up. The footage, shared by her dad on Facebook , shows the baby react to his voice and even smile.

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