After being declared clinically dead for almost half an hour, a woman scribbled down an urgent message immediately after she was brought back to life, according to Yahoo News.
Tina Hines, who resided in Phoenix, Arizona, died for 27 minutes from a catastrophic heart attack in 2018 following a trek that she took with her husband Brian.
“Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head,” Brian Hines told AZFamily. “She was purple and not making any noise or breathing.”
Brian was able to effectively resuscitate his wife before the arrival of the emergency medical personnel; however, she suffered repeated cardiac arrests on the way to a nearby hospital, where she required intubation.
“We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route,” one Phoenix firefighter said at the time. “I’ve never shocked anyone five times.”
Miraculously, the mother of four suddenly came back to life, and the first thing she did was ask for a notepad to remember an urgent message about the afterlife, her family says.
“It’s real,” she scribbled down.
According to her niece, when asked about the subject of her note, Hines pointed “up to heaven with tears in her eyes.”
The chilling tale was first shared by Tina’s niece, Madie Johnson, who posted a photo of her most recent tattoo along with the astounding story behind it on Instagram, revealing the story online for the first time.
In the post, Johnson said that she had gotten a tattoo of the mysterious note her aunt had jotted down on a small piece of paper in the immediate aftermath of her miraculous resuscitation.
“A little over a year ago my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know had an unexpected cardiac arrest,” the post began.
She continued: “She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen and in my cousin’s journal wrote ‘it’s real’.”
“Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen,” Johnson wrote.
“It was so real, the colors were so vibrant,” Hines recalled, which she claimed included Jesus standing in front of black gates with a yellow glow behind him.
Her niece said she wanted the tattoo as a reminder of her aunt’s journey, which has granted her a “tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away.”
“The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love,” she added.
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