Deana-Rae Clayton, A right-handed Jamaican businesswoman who survived a horrific car accident on June 30th 2019, now speaks with a British accent and is left-handed.
Deana-Rae Clayton awoke from a coma two days later in St James to find herself speaking with a British accent despite having never visited the UK.
The 33-year-old vlogger from Montego Bay claims she is not only unable to speak patois, the Jamaican accent, but she is also unable to understand it when it is spoken to her.
“In my head, I’m speaking patois, but when it comes out of my mouth, I sound British,” she told Mirror Online.
“I’m also left-handed.” I used to write with only my right hand, but now I can use both.”
Deana-Rae, who now has memory loss, had swelling on her brain, which affected her cerebellum, which is responsible for speech and movement.
She was also blinded in her right eye and suffered a slew of other injuries as a result of the crash.
Doctors believe Deana-Rae is suffering from foreign accent syndrome, a condition in which a person speaks with a different accent after suffering a stroke or traumatic brain injury.
Deana-Rae has also been left with physical disabilities after breaking her right hip, right pelvis, and left femur, rendering her unable to walk.
Doctors predicted that she would be fully recovered in two years, but due to COVID-19 and the delay in her left femur healing, the process will take a bit longer.
Clayton was almost entirely dependent on her mother to care for her in the early stages of her recovery.
Clayton had recovered to the point where she could bathe, dress, and move around with assistance within six to eight months.
In the meantime, she set up a YouTube channel to tell people about her experience.