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By Doha Madani
Parents of a vegetarian state in Arizona who gave birth gave a statement Tuesday that they said they were trying to resist any misconceptions about the state of their daughter
The 29-year-old woman gave birth to a boy on Dec. 29 at the Hacienda HealthCare Care Center in Phoenix, where her guardians did not know she was pregnant. in a statement Tuesday, through their lawyer said he "is not in a coma."
"She has significant mental disabilities as a result of seizures very early in her childhood," the lawyer said. "She does not speak, but she has a certain ability to move the limbs, head and neck, and her daughter reacts to the sound and is able to make facial gestures, the important thing is she is a beloved daughter, albeit with significant mental disabilities. The brain fund determines a person in a vegetative state as awake but does not show signs of consciousness. They can open their eyes, wake up and fall asleep, and have basic reflexes according to the Foundation of the Brain Foundation website.
"By contrast, coma is a state in which both awareness and wakefulness are missing," the website said.
NBC News can not immediately reach out to the family lawyer to get more information about her condition.
The family statement comes one day after the news broke that one of the doctors responsible for their daughter's care , was suspended and another resigned. Former CEO of Hacienda HealthCare Bill Timmons resigned on January 7th.
Authorities investigate the woman's case as sexual violence. The Phoenix police collected DNA samples from Hassijnda's staff earlier this month, and the facility announced on January 1