Lyndee Brown Pellettiere-Swapp, a 45-year-old mother from Arizona, was found lying in an unconscious state at her home when her son Steven found her. He immediately rushed her to the hospital, and the doctors were helpless. Lyndee had suffered from seizures and eventually fell into a coma for 12 days. While her husband and kids hoped for a miracle, the doctors didn’t sound very hopeful of her surviving.
Days after she was in the coma, her family was advised to turn off her life support. Lyndee wanted her organs to be donated after her loss, so her family knew that before the organs failed, they had to make a decision. The tough decision was made. Each one of the family members visited her to say goodbye before they pulled the plug. Lyndee could hear every word but she couldn’t move or speak.
Lyndee’s husband was the last person who was going to say goodbye and he whispered to his wife: “You are a champ. I need you.” Lyndee who couldn’t even move knew she had to speak up to save her life. “In my head, it was very clear what I was saying. But it wasn’t to them,” she explained.
Finally, she was able to get a few words out. “I’m a champion.” She whispered, and her family was stunned. Against all odds, she was back and was responding well. Lyndee’s daughter Amanda recalls how she melted down after receiving the good news. However she was required to have follow ups.
Although she left the hospital, Lyndee would have to learn how to walk or feed herself again. Leading a normal life will not be easy for her. Till today, Lyndee has no idea how she fell unconscious or how she made such a recovery. Her experience has now left the family with a lesson to keep your family close and to not take them for granted.