A fan of Italian club Roma reportedly awoke from a coma after being played a video from the club’s legend, Francesco Totti.
19-year-old Ilenia Matilli was hospitalised when a car she and her friends were travelling home in, run into a tree.
She was flown in an air ambulance to Gemelli hospital in Rome.
Ilenia suffered head trauma which put her in the coma for nine months although her friend, Martina Oro, who was driving the car, died at the scene.
According to Repubblica, Ilenia’s parents, aware of her Roma leanings, would constantly play the club’s anthem to her.
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And miraculously, after hearing the words from Totti, she has finally woken up to the extreme joy of her parents.
“Ilenia don’t give up, you’ll do it, we’re all with you,” Totti said in his message.
Her overjoyed parents thanked Totti for triggering one of the happiest moments of their lives.
“Your fantastic voice, combined with the passion, the love that Ilenia has always had for Roma, have favoured her awakening, the return of her smile so contagious that you can not do without, to its eyes full of light and joy,” they were quoted as having said.
“We look forward to seeing you, Ilenia is waiting for you.”
Despite being a lifelong Roma fan, Ilenia played for Lazio women before the incident.