Tina was hiking with Brian, her husband of 30 years when she suffered a massive heart attack. Brian knew that her life was ebbing away and quickly provided CPR to keep her alive when he saw that she was not breathing.
“Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head,” Brian Hines said at the time. “She was purple and not making any noise or breathing.”
He managed to bring her back before the ambulance arrived and took over her care. She was transported to the hospital but in the process, she almost died multiple times. The medics on hand had to resuscitate her a total of six times.
“We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route,” one Phoenix firefighter said. “I’ve never shocked anyone five times.”
Throughout the ordeal, Tina was “dead” for a total of 27 minutes overall.
The doctors did all that they could for this mother of four children, but her life was still hanging in the balance. She stayed near death and she was unable to communicate.
Brian prayed for Tina all day and all night. He pleaded with God to save her and let her return to their family. Brian was overjoyed when doctors informed him that Tina had regained her consciousness. Brian believe that his prayers had been answered.
Although very weak and vulnerable, Tina gathered her strength and gestured for a pen and paper. Everyone in the room, including the doctors, was aware that Tina had something very important to communicate with them.
Someone handed her a pen and paper and she wrote down something that sent chills up and down the spines of all who were watching.
What did she scribble down? ”It’s real.” When asked what her note referenced, Hines responded by “pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes,” according to her niece.
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