After Flatlining for 27 Minutes, This Woman Scribbled a Chilling Message When She Came Back To Life



After Flatlining for 27 Minutes, This Woman Scribbled a Chilling Message When She Came Back To Life

Tina Hines thought that she was going to have a regular day. She woke up, got ready for the day ahead, and then something terrible happened. It would find her losing consciousness for just under half an hour, 27 minutes to be exact. These 27 minutes, where she was in-between life and the hereafter, would give her an experience most people never have. When she was finally brought back to life, there were words repeating in her brain that she had to get out. Instead of requesting a loved one, all she wanted were the tools needed to write these words down. Her family was shocked by what they saw.

A Tragic Day


Tina was just a regular woman who did her best to lead a healthy lifestyle. She would exercise on a regular basis, eat nutritious meals, and make sure that she got enough sleep.

She also raised four children, and all throughout that time she was healthy. That was why, when it became apparent she was experiencing sudden health difficulties, her family was surprised. She seemed like the perfect picture of health.

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A Weekend Hike


It was a normal weekend for Tina and Brian. Earlier in the day, they had enjoyed a hike together with their friend Jeff. The couple still liked to work on their fitness, so their hikes were important. After the hike, they planned to head home, but, unfortunately, this is not what happened.

What happened instead happened with no warning. One minute Tina was standing and chatting, the next minute she was on the ground.

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Jeff’s Role


There were some decorative rocks in the area where the three were hiking, and Jeff noticed that Tina seemed to be wobbling a bit on her feet as they hiked. Then, to his dismay, he saw her pitch forward towards them out of the blue.

It was at this moment that he realized something was wrong. He did not have time to catch her before she fell, but he gently moved her to the side and began yelling for Brian to come and check her over.
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Call 9-1-1


Brian came dashing over to see what Jeff was yelling about. He saw Tina facedown on the ground. When he saw she was in distress, he immediately dialed 9-1-1 and requested assistance. He was so panicked he could barely dial the numbers, but he knew that Tina would need some help from professionals.

Jeff kept checking on Tina, but he knew what was going on was internal, and he would not be able to help. She needed to get to a hospital as quickly as possible if she was going to survive this ordeal.
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Not Breathing


The minutes that it took an ambulance to arrive were some of the hardest of Brian’s life. Jeff and Brian both kept checking on Tina, but after falling, it seemed that she had stopped breathing as well.

Brian knew what he needed to do. He began CPR to try and massage her heart into beating again. He hoped that if he did this long enough, she would also begin to breathe. It was a harrowing few minutes.
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No Training


The dispatcher from the 9-1-1 line was who told them Tina needed CPR if she was going to survive. Brian and Jeff both stared at each other when they heard that. Neither of their jobs or outdoor pursuits had every required them to have any sort of CPR training.

They knew they would have to read up on it very quickly if they had any hope of performing it correctly on Tina. This CPR, though, is what kept her alive for the paramedics.
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Taking Over


Brian and Jeff took turns administering CPR, it was not an easy job. It is very physically exhausting to have to push down hard, and then provide oxygen to Tina. Jeff couldn’t do it anymore, which left Brian with the task of saving Tina’s life.

He knew that he would give her every last ounce of energy in his body if it meant saving her. After 30 years together, he planned to have 30 more with her by his side.
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Eyes Wide Open


What made trying to save Tina’s life even harder was the fact that she appeared to have passed away. She did not look at peace. In fact, her eyes were wide open during the entire episode.

Only the whites of her eyes could be seen, which Brian found rather unnerving. He just hoped that she was trying to get back to him and be by his side. Brian knew that he would remember this moment for the rest of his life.
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The Rescue Team


After what felt like hours, the fire truck arrived, and the firefighters rushed to assess the situation. They checked Tina, and could not find a pulse, which meant her heart had stopped. Brian was terrified that she was about to pass away. He stood there in shock as the firefighters grabbed the defibrillator and began working on his unconscious wife. As her husband stood there frozen in terror, Tina was having a very different experience than her family would find very hard to believe.

Brian prayed that this would be enough and that it was not already too late. Five shocks of the defibrillator and Tina’s heartbeat was finally noticeable. It was faint at first, but it seemed like she was back in the land of the living.
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The Real Hero


The fact that Brian gave Tina everything he had when it came to administering CPR is what the rescue team credits with saving her life. If he had not acted so quickly and begun compressions, then Tina would most likely not be here today.

This worked to highlight just how important first aid training is for everyone. Brian would do anything for Tina, and he was incredibly thankful that it now appeared she would pull through.
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The Power Of Prayer


By the time Tina was in the ambulance, it was still unclear if she was going to pull through. The five shocks to her heart would occur while on the way to the hospital. As Brian saw her lying on the gurney, he knew he had one last source that he could appeal to for help: God.

He began to pray silently for Tina to pull through. At this point, anything could help, rather than hurt Tina, and Brian felt they needed all the help they could get.
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Making A Deal


During his praying, Brian decided that he would try and make a deal with God. His family had done quite well over the years, and he realized that they did not need all of their stuff.

Instead, he would give up everything he had purchased over the years, and live a humble life, as long as he got to have Tina. It was at this moment that Brian truly realized what is important in life, and that is family and those we love.
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Back from the Brink


After being ushered to a waiting room, Brian did not know if Tina was dead or alive. He continued to pray for her life until a doctor came and informed him that she had pulled through.

It was as if all of his prayers had been answered. There was just one thing that Brian did not expect, though, and that was a message that Tina had apparently brought back from her time when she had flatlined.
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Strange Experience


Tina was essentially gone for almost half an hour, and during this time, she said that she had experienced something. There was a place that she found herself in, and she believes that this is what we call the afterlife.

She could not really describe it to Brian, but there was one bit that she remembered vividly, which she wanted to share with him. Brian was astounded to hear all of this, could what she was saying be true?
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Grabbing a Pen


Having been deprived of oxygen for so long, the hospital staff had decided to place a tube down her throat to help her breathe. Due to this, Tina was unable to talk when she woke up.

So when she woke up, Tina began gesturing wildly and pointing up at the ceiling of her hospital room. Brian realized she was miming writing and got her what she needed. She wrote what looked like words, but the writing was so scribbled. It took Brian a second to understand.
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Making Sense


Looking at the paper, all Brian could see was scribbles and wavy lines. His wife looked up and him urgently, and when he looked at her, she gestured with her eyes towards heaven. Brian once again tried to read the message, he tried different angles and turning the page, but he still didnt understand.

As he struggled, Tina began to get more agitated, and her heart rate went up. Brian dropped the paper on the bed and moved to console his wife. When he looked back at the page, he could finally make out what it said.
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Meeting Jesus


There on the page, Tina had written, ‘It’s real.’ He immediately understood that she was talking about heaven. Once Tina was able to speak once more, she began to share even more memories from her brief time in what she called heaven. Jesus was there to greet her in front of some gates.

She never made it through the gates, because it was not her time yet, but now she knows that there is a good place waiting for her when it is her time. Brian is just glad that she was not ready to leave him quite yet.
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Coming Back


Now that Tina has heard about what Brian and Jeff went through trying to save her life, she knows that it was not her time. She has found a lot of comfort in knowing that there is something else, though.

Tina has plans to continue raising awareness about heart attacks, and to give people comfort in the thought of their loved ones in heaven, being looked after. That is one pretty wild story, with a very happy ending for Tina and Brian.
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Meeting Her Heroes


After Tina had fully recovered, she and Brian went to meet the men and woman who had helped save her life. Tina got to shake their hands and hug them. Once again, the firefighters said that Brian and Jeff had really been the ones who saved her.

Their quick thinking and CPR had helped keep blood flowing until paramedics arrived. The firefighters also told Tina how determined her husband had been to save her life.
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Inspiring Others


Tina’s story didnt only have an effect on Tina, Brian, and Jeff. It also inspired the rest of her family. When her niece Maddie found out what had happened to Tina, she was eternally grateful that her aunt had come back. At the same time, she was inspired to live her life on a different path.

 
Maddie had begun to give up on her future, and she was on a path that would have led to disaster. After her aunts’ amazing story, Maddie realized something important.
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Changed for the Better


Maddie realized that she needed to live life to the fullest but also look after her health and her spiritual well being. At the same time, she was inspired to live her life on a different path.

Maddie cut ties with friends that were leading her down a dark path, and she decided to improve her life. She enrolled in college and did incredibly well. For the first time in a long time, Maddie had something to believe in and work toward.
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What’s Really Important


Maddie finally graduated from college and got her act together.

She also tattoed her aunt’s amazing message on her wrist that she would always be reminded that hope is eternal. This way, she could stay on the right path and remember what is truly important in life.