The Evening Standard UK 27 Nov 06
A mother-of-two who was left in a coma after a car crash nearly two years ago has started laughing at her children’s jokes. Andrea Brushneen’s family had feared they would never hear her voice again when she was left with horrific injuries in the accident. But the 31-year-old suddenly began laughing out loud when her daughter Shaunagh, 11, and son, Mark, seven, read out jokes to her by her bedside.She is now hoping to move into a specially adapted home in Gloucester to be with her family in time for Christmas.