A Christmas Miracle … Lisa Allinson Awakes from Coma to Discover She had Given Birth to Baby Benjamin


The Miracle of Christmas … The 34 year old Lisa Allinson went into a coma and Miracle_Allison_Babywoke up a mum. What greater gift could she have received than celebrating the birth of her son.  She was released from hospital in time to celebrate her baby’s first Christmas.  

A woman who went into a coma woke up six weeks later to be told she had become a mother.

Lisa Allinson with her husband, Andy, and her son, Benjamin

Lisa Allinson, 34, was left fighting for her life after a rare pregnancy condition caused a massive stroke.

Shortly after giving birth to her first son, Benjamin, Mrs Allinson, a pharmacist, lost consciousness and was placed on a life-support machine.

Her husband Andy kept vigil by her bedside and doctors removed half her skull in an attempt to save her life.

Six weeks later Mrs Allinson stunned doctors by waking up. Paralysed and unable to speak, she was also suffering from memory loss and was shocked to be told she was a mother.

Yesterday, after six months in hospital, she was allowed home to celebrate Benjamin’s first Christmas. (Telegraph UK)

Posted December 22, 2007 by
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    5 Responses to “A Christmas Miracle … Lisa Allinson Awakes from Coma to Discover She had Given Birth to Baby Benjamin”

    1. Maggie on December 22nd, 2007 3:11 pm

      I don’t mind Christmas, the commercialism of it I don’t care. I like the giving spirit it puts people in and the lights..love them, but it puts a lot of pressure on many who aren’t as fortunate. Was in the grocery store and a woman kept saying excuse me and then turning and finally I said are you ok? and she broke down in tears and was leaning on me and said.. her son had a really bad year, went through a lot and he’s been real good. Her paycheck wasn’t coming till the next day and she wasn’t able to find a transformer for him anywhere, that was all he wanted. So, I took down her number and went out looking and found him 2. The woman was totally distraught.

      It starts out now before Halloween all the Christmas stuff and things in the store. The stress of it all, can be very depressing to many.

    2. lisa on December 22nd, 2007 5:18 pm

      What a blessing for Lisa Alinson and for the lady in the store. God is full of grace and sends us miracles daily. Both of these stories are miracles. God Bless you.

    3. Ms. Lynn on December 22nd, 2007 8:53 pm


      So, you gave the two transformers to the lady for her son? How wonderful! What was her reaction?

      May God bless you!

    4. Patti on December 23rd, 2007 1:11 am


      She looks GREAT!

      What a happy beginning…

      to a glorious life together.

      Congrats to the new Mom and Dad!

      Have a Special Happy Christmas

      and a Happy New Year for Years to Come!

      Thanks for teaching us to hope beyond hope…

      God Bless!

    5. margaret wever on December 24th, 2007 1:03 am

      God bless Lisa and her family!
      Thank you Scared Monkeys for sharing this article with us, it is so important to raise awareness for HELLP and its consequences.
      What the article missed was that people should not believe it always comes linked with pre-eclampsia, as mine was not! My baby Armelle (born 9 weeks premature by emergency C-section, weighing less than 3 pounds) and I survived HELLP syndrome 17 months ago. We almost died – the ER “doctor” (a true misfit) missed diagnosis (I was already throwing up and suffering liver and kidney failure – she sent me home – and the obgyn let me convulse three times in nine hours before operating, with another attack during the operation and “possibly” one after. Please, to all who read this article, help raise awareness for HELLP syndrome, a “normal” uneventful pregnancy, could be far from just that!
      Happy Holidays to all.
      OUR PRAYERS ARE WITH BETH AND DAVE and their families

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