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The truth behind organ donation & transplants


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… The truth behind organ donation & organ transplants

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Carina Melchior

Carina Melchior , a 19 year old student, suffered severe injuries after crashing her car. Doctors said she would soon be “brain dead” and convinced her family to consent to organ donation. But, as doctors gathered around her bed to prep her for organ donation, she suddenly opened her eyes and moved her legs. Now she is making a full recovery. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Steven Thorpe

Steven Thorpe , 17 year old Warwickshire youth, was declared “brain dead” by four doctors, but his parents did not give up on him, and insisted on another opinion from an independent GP and a neurosurgeon. Steven made an unexpected recovery and left hospital alive seven weeks later. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Zach Dunlap

Zach Dunlap , a 21 year old Oklahoma man, was “feeling pretty good” four months after he was diagnosed as “brain dead”. Ironically, Zach heard the doctors pronounce him dead, but was unable to do anything about it. A few days later, he revived and spoke to his family. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Sam Schmid

Sam Schmid , a 21 year old Arizona college student, was critically wounded in a five-car accident. Surgeons thought he had no hope of recovery and broached organ donation with his family. Sam was poised to ‘donate’ his vital organs, when he suddenly emerged from a coma. He has since had rehabilitation and walks with the aid of a walker. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Val Thomas

Val Thomas , 59 year old West Virginia woman, came back to life, after being clinically “brain dead” for 17 hours. Attempts to revive her after a heart attack had failed, and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. Later “she moved her arm, coughed and asked for her son.” ... she was alive. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Gloria Cruz

Gloria Cruz , 56 year old Northern Territory woman, was declared “brain dead” and expected to ‘die’ within 48 hours. A doctor, a social worker and a ‘patient advocate’ urged her husband to remove the ventilator and let her ‘die’. But he refused and 3 days later, Gloria revived, awoke from her coma and was getting around hospital in a wheelchair. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Madeleine Gauron

Madeleine Gauron , a 76 year old Quebec woman, was diagnosed by medical staff as “brain dead”, with no hope of recovery. Doctors asked if the family would agree to organ donation, but the family asked for more medical tests. The next day, astonishingly, she awakened and sat up in bed and ate yogurt. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Rae Kupferschmidt

Rae Kupferschmidt , 65 year old Minnesota woman, suffered a massive cerebral haemorrhage and doctors diagnosed her as “brain dead”. She was taken home to die and her family began making funeral arrangements. When Rae spontaneously sucked an ice cube offered by her daughter, she was found to be alive. She later walked. [more]

WAS
NOT
DEAD

Suzanne Chin

Suzanne Chin suffered cardiac arrest and collapsed into unconsciousness. Taken to hospital, she remained in a coma and the head of ICU, two neurologists & a cardiologist said she was brain-dead with no hope of recovery. But her husband refused to turn of her life support. 3 days later, Suzanne revived & is now well & very much ALIVE. [more]

Was Not Dead!

Christina Nichole

“Don’t cut me open — don’t hurt me! Let me wake up!.” While doctors hovered over her bed… discussing organ donation, Christina Nichole could hear every word they said – and their conversation terrified her.

Christina Nichole suffered severe hypoglycemia (her blood sugar levels dropped) on July 15, 2004 after taking the medication Zyprexa and she lapsed in and out of coma. Doctors transferred her to Sacred Heart Medical Center, Spokane WA and placed her on life support in Neuro ICU. Doctors could only theorise as to what caused her condition. Then Christina was paralysed with powerful drugs to prevent her hyperventilating.

Christina Nichole Thornsberry in coma

After only six days, Dr. Bender, Head Neurologist for Christina during her coma, and Dr Palukuru reported that she had “severe global brain injury” and, diagnosed her as “brain dead” with no chance of recovery. They recommended “reduction in the level of care” and no further tests. (Facts based on medical report viewed 17 November 2013 at http://pekingeseshihtzu.wordpress.com/christina-nicholes-coma/)

Christina was paralysed and could not move or cry out or respond in any way to any communication, but her mother refused to give up on her and knew that her daughter was actually still alive. “I knew she was still in there and I started working to prove that”, Judy Thornsberry told the South Beach Bulletin. But it wasn’t easy to convince doctors, who started pressuring Christina’s parents to donate her organs. The family reports that:
Doctors thought that Christine was dead, but she was actually alive and heard every word they said

It was clear that they wanted to kill her and harvest whatever they could from her body because they harassed us for 10 days to sign papers to allow them to do that. Why did they want her dead? Government insurance? Body parts on the market? We want answers and no one wants to answer the questions.

Christina’s blog site reports that:

While doctors hovered over her bed… she (Christina) could hear every word they said – and their conversation terrified her. They were talking about harvesting her organs for transplant! They said she was brain-dead – no chance she’d ever recover. But they didn’t realize that although she couldn’t move or speak Christina was still very much alive.

The National Enquirer reports that “Judy stayed at her daughter’s bedside for days to watch for signs that there was life inside her frozen body.” She urged her to blink. Then she felt a tiny movement of Christina’s eyelids. Doctors told Judy that she was ‘imagining’ it.

But Judy persisted, and asked Christina questions, to which she blinked once for Yes and twice for No. Still the doctors dismissed these signs as merely ‘spontaneous movements’.

Then, after ten days in coma, Christina made a clear sign to doctors that she was still there inside her body… very much alive and aware of what was happening to her:

Mom told me… to squeeze the neurologist’s finger. She put my hand around his finger, and I squeezed with all my strength ‐ and felt him pull away!
(Christina recalled for the National Enquirer)

From that moment everything changed and the doctors and staff began treating Christina as a patient instead of a corpse. “ They started fighting for Christina’s life instead of just her organs”, Judy told the National Enquirer.

Christina was transferred to rehabilitation, and within six weeks she was well enough to go home. Thank God she had a mother who would not give up on her in her hour of desperate need.

Christina’s coma story is published in “The National Enquirer”, April 13, 2009 issue, “The South Beach Bulletin”, April 16, 2009 issue, “Real People” magazine in London England, #5-2016 issue, and “People” magazine in South Africa, October 9, 2009 Vol. 23 #41 issue.


From: Christina Nichole’s Coma Miracle blog: http://pekingeseshihtzu.wordpress.com/christina-nicholes-coma/

See also: Image of “People” South Africa Magazine – October 9, 2009 Vol. 23 #41 Issue

See also: (“Film on teen who awoke from coma before having organs harvested stirs ‘brain death’ debate” by Thaddeus Baklinkski, Oct 18, 2012 at LifeSiteNews. Viewed October 22, 2012 at http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/film-on-teen-who-awoke-from-coma-before-having-organs-harvested-stirs-39bra )

See also: (“The girl who wouldn't die: Incredible story of the 19-year-old who woke up as doctors were preparing to harvest her organs” by Sara Malm (DailyMail), October 17, 2012 at MailOnline . Viewed October 22, 2012 at http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2219085/Carina-Melchior-The-girl-wouldnt-die-Miracle-Danish-girl-woke-doctors-prepared-organs-donated.html )

See also: Lawsuit Alleges Donor Network Taking Organs From Living Patients