Woman has "miraculous" recovery
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- A grandmother from Cross Lanes lives on after doctors gave her family little hope she would survive.
Saturday Val Thomas was put on life support after she suffered a heart attack. Her son says when the doctors told the family there was nothing else they could do, he had to make a heart-wrenching decision to take her off life support.
"When we all said our goodbyes and I had peace with it," said Tim Thomas, the son of Val Thomas. "We had already started making funeral arrangements."
Tim Thomas left the hospital, but he didn't get far before he got a phone call that his 59-year-old mother was not ready to die.
"When they were taking her off life support, mom's arm had moved and her foot had twitched," Thomas said. Val then asked the nurses "Where is my son?".
Her family says its truly a miracle she is alive today. In fact, they give all the credit to God. They say the machines didn't save her, just the grace of God.
Val is still at CAMC Memorial Hospital, but her family says she is recovering and almost back to normal.
The link includes the print article and the original broadcast, as well as raw footage of an interview with the son, an interview with Mrs. Thomas, and the son speaking to the members of his church.
The most interesting part for me was the fact that she had no brain activity for nearly 18 hours. The above links fail to mention this, but this link does: