A 45-year-old Arizona woman, Lyndee Pellettiere-Swapp, was in a coma for 12 days after her son found her unconscious at her home. The medical team, believing there was nothing more they could do for her, suggested to her family that Lyndee be removed from life support in order to carry out her wish to be an organ donor.
The family, one by one, spoke to Lyndee and said farewell to her. She heard the doctors and her family and realized that she was in great danger. “It was very agitating,” she said later. “I couldn’t move, I couldn’t talk, I couldn’t respond.”
Lyndee heard her husband whisper in her ear, “You are a fighter… You have to fight.” Medics were outside her room waiting to receive her organs, but, when her life support was removed, to everyone’s astonishment, instead of dying she came out of the coma.
On Facebook, Lyndee advised, “Just because you’re not conscious doesn’t mean you can’t hear, so you should talk to your loved ones if somebody’s in that situation.”
Yes, and tell them to fight!