A JOHNSTONE woman who had spent three weeks in a coma in Spain after suffering serious injuries in a freak accident is finally awake.

The Gazette can reveal Monica McGeachie, who plunged from a first-floor window in Ibiza, where she had been celebrating her 30th birthday with friends and family, is now alert and responding to conversation.

Monica had been in an induced coma since Saturday, July 28, after falling through a window which didn't have a glass pane in it.

Horrified relatives flew out to the Balearic island to be by her bedside and raised more than £10,000 to help with medical costs.

Monica's sister JoAnne confirmed she is now out of a coma, with doctors said to be astonished by her progress.

She told The Gazette: "Monica is responding so well to treatment and she knows exactly who she is, where she is and what happened.

"She isn't able to talk yet but she is able to mouth to us and respond to questions.

"It has blown us all away.

"Just days ago, it was a completely different situation. The doctors are amazed by how well she is doing and how she is able to recognise us."

Commercial diver Monica moved to Johnstone from Dunoon a year ago.

A friend set up a JustGiving page to help the family meet the costs of travelling to Spain and paying for accommodation, which quickly smashed its original target of £5,000.

JoAnne added: "The support we've been given is amazing."

To donate, visit the JustGiving page.

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