A Jamaican woman who has never been to the United Kingdom, revealed that she woke up from coma and started speaking with a Brummie accent after she was involved in a terrible accident.
33-year-old Deana-Rae Clayton is a businesswoman who lives in Montego Bay, is right-handed and speaks the Jamaican Patois. However, she woke from a coma to find she was speaking with a British accent and could now do things with her left hand.
Deana-Rae Clayton survived a fatal car accident that killed her friend, and woke up from coma in St James to find she was speaking with a British accent despite never visiting the UK.
The vlogger told Mirror Online:
“In my head I’m speaking patois but when it comes out of my mouth I sound British.
“It took me a while to get used to it but now I like it and everyone says my new accent suits me.
“I’m also left-handed too. I used to use just my right hand to write but now I can use both.”
“I want people to know about my trauma and what I am going through.
“The doctors have offered me speech therapy so I can learn to speak patois again but I want to keep my accent because my family and friends have told me it suits my personality.
“Some people say I sound like I’m from Birmingham and some say I sound like a well-spoken Jamaican – but no one has said anything negative.
“Once I feel up to it I would like to get work doing voiceovers as everyone loves my accent.”
“We were coming back from a party when the crash happened. The driver’s side of the car took the impact so Christopher died and I was seriously injured as I was sitting behind him.
“When I woke up from coma I had no idea what had happened. The doctor told me I had been in a serious crash and when I started speaking I realised I sounded different.
“I have a MRI scan every three months to check the swelling on my brain hasn’t worsened and my neurologist said it doesn’t look like I’ll lose my British accent.
“He said in all his years he has never seen this happen to a patient and I’m believed to be the only person in Jamaica with foreign accent syndrome.
“My life truly has changed forever.”
“I am learning to walk again but it will take a long time,” Deana-Rae said.
“I was originally told it was would take two years for me to fully recover but it might take longer because my left femur is taking longer than expected to heal and coronavirus has set things back too.”