(March 12, 2020) Cece Hang’andu from Africa, studying at the Los Angeles-based Lighthouse Christian Academy, brings a good news testimony…
Lisa Martin was induced into a coma to save her life, a risky procedure that she woke up from luckily at the last minute.
Just when doctors asked her family members if they could take her off life support and let the ‘lost cause’ die, Lisa Martin woke up from a 40-day Covid coma.
Hospital acknowledges God’s miracle
‘God had other plans,’ a December 31 hospital statement says. ‘On the 11th day, Lisa broke out of the sedatives and began following Jeff with her eyes and she even moved her hand.’
Now Lisa, a 49-year-old mother of four, is being called a ‘miracle patient.’ In all, she spent 59 days on a ventilator at Memorial Satillo Health in Georgia, including the induced Covid coma. She suffered a frontal lobe stroke during the health ordeal.
When Lisa didn’t come out of the coma (her eyes were fixed), hospital staff approached the family October 20 and asked them to make the hardest decision of their lives: Take Lisa off life support.
The moment Lisa Martin was released from the hospital after waking up from a Covid coma, they held a family conference. Her youngest son was the last to speak and said, ‘We were not pulling that plug. I wasn’t ready to be without my mama.’
‘They had decided to give it 11 days before making a decision. That would have been the end of one month on the vent. Earlier in September, Lisa had created a living will with a “do not resuscitate.”’
But when the family was pressed for a decision, Lisa woke up. Today, she’s re-learning how to walk, talk, swallow and eat.
Her daughter, Madison, said the road of recovery ‘has changed our lives for the better.’
Keeping faith during struggles
‘Did it suck for my mom to get COVID, almost die and now fight to get back to having a normal life? Absolutely!’ Madison says. ‘But if God wanted to use my mom as an example on how to keep faith during struggles, dark times and hardships, then I thank God for using my mom.’
Lisa (left) also credits God for the miracle. ‘I am shocked but among all the overwhelming feelings, I feel like this is definitely a God thing,’ she told People Magazine.
‘I got to a point where I felt like no one cared for me. I didn’t have a lot of friends; my kids are all grown up and independent and my husband works all the time. I was lonely, but this experience has shown me how loved I truly am.’
GodReport’s Editor’s note: A conflicting Covid coma news report says she spent 95 days in the hospital. If you want to know more about a personal relationship with God, go here
Excerpted from GodReports.com, founded by Mark Ellis in 2009 and devoted to promoting Christian missions by sharing stories and testimonies from missionaries and mission organisations.