by Fabiana Lopes, courtesy Adventist News Network
andra Sobral was only 36 when she suffered a debilitating stroke. As part of her treatment, she was placed in a medically induced coma for some time. “I couldn't speak, touch, or see. People did not know that, even in that state, I could perceive their fear to approach me. It was almost as if I was dead, ” she recalls. It was during that lonely time that she made a pact with God. “If You return my health, I will dedicate my life to helping people,” she promised. Miraculously, she made a full recovery.
Sobral graduated with a degree in Social Work with full financial help from a Rio de Janeiro businessman. Five years after her coma, she began tutoring children with learning difficulties and Attention Deficit Disorder.