Grandmother Dead For 45 Minutes Starts Breathing Just Before Daughter Gives Birth

A Maryland woman who had been clinically dead for 45 minutes was brought back to life just before her daughter gave birth with an emergency C-section.

The miracle, as Kathy Patten calls it, happened on 2nd July at Patten’s doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center in Baltimore, in the state of Maryland in the USA.

Patten was playing golf that morning when she got a call that her daughter, Stacey Fifer was in labour. The soon-to-be grandma for the 8th time, hurried to the hospital to be with her daughter, but she had a heart attack just as she arrived.

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Stacey Fifer, the daughter of Kathy Patten from Baltimore who was in labor when her mother had a heart attack and was clinically dead for 45 minutes.

The medical personnel rushed her to the emergency room, where they attempted CPR and administered oxygen, but to no avail.

Patten had no heart rate, pulse, blood pressure, or oxygen to the brain for 45 minutes, which indicated she was clinically dead.

Meanwhile, Stacey was facing a dangerous delivery due to a fetus stuck in the birth canal, necessitating an emergency C-section.

Then, as Patten describes it, the first miracle occurred, and the medical team was able to resurrect her: “I’m grateful to God for giving me another opportunity. I’ll simply be the greatest person I can be. Coming back is a second shot at life, and it’s terrifying.”

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Kathy Patten (right) from Baltimore who was brought back to life after being clinically dead for 45 minutes, hugging a person from the medical team who saved her (left).

Stacy then gave birth to Alora saying, “It was just fate that my Mom was intended to be here. My Mom is here because of Alora, and she happened to be in the right place at the right moment. She is nothing short of a walking miracle.”

Dr Dov Frankel, one of Patten’s doctors at Greater Baltimore Medical Center, was equally astounded and humbled by the encounter:

He said: “I don’t say welcome, I say thank you. You taught us the meaning of life. You showed us what it meant to never give up.”


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