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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!

T. Scott Marr

Nebraska “miracle man” was declared “brain-dead” only to wakes up 2 days later!

Former basketball announcer, T. Scott Marr, turned 61 in December 2018. The next day he was found slumped and unconscious on his bed. His son said that he was barely alive.

Marr was rushed to Methodist Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska, and placed on a breathing machine in intensive care. Doctors diagnosed a “stroke” and thought that Marr’s condition was “irreversible” and that it would lead to “brain death”. Distraught family members were facing the prospect of his death and began planning a funeral.


After being unconscious for more than 48 hours, T. Scott Marr unexpectedly woke up after his doctors thought there was no hope of recovery and his breathing tubes were pulled out.
(Video courtesy of NBC Nightly News)

After two days, Marr showed no apparent signs of neurological improvement. He had a lot of swelling on the back of the brain. Sunny Skyz reports: “After being unconscious for more than 48 hours, T. Scott Marr unexpectedly woke up after his doctors thought there was no hope of recovery and his breathing tubes were pulled out.” (Quote from article cited below.)

Marr was still breathing on his own after the respirator was removed and switched off. The hospital phoned his four children with this news and they came to the hospital. Preston Marr, his daughter, says that when they arrived, they were amazed. She spoke to her Dad, and he responded with a smile. She asked him to move his thumbs, and he slowly moved his thumbs. Then she asked him to move his toes, and he wiggled them slightly. The doctors realised that they had mis-diagnosed Marr’s condition, so they ordered more tests.

T. Scott Marr with his daughters

It turns out that their patient was not “brain dead” as previously thought. In fact he was suffering a very rare and poorly understood condition known as “posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome” (PRES), which is “… often linked to high blood pressure”. (Quote from Fox News in article cited below)

Apparently the severe swelling that Marr was suffering is not usually associated with PERS, which is why doctors initially thought he had suffered a stroke. Marr is now making a steady recovery.

After a few weeks of physiotherapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy, Marr was able to return home in January 2019. Preston reports that he needs constant supervision, as his brain went through a lot and needs retraining, but he is able to feed himself, and, as videos demonstrate, he walks and talks well.

Thank God for T. Scott Marr’s ‘miraculous’ recovery and a loving family at his side to support him. This case demonstrates, once again, that “BRAIN DEATH” IS NOT TRUE DEATH… it is an imprecise and mistaken concept that endangers the lives of patients who suffer brain injury.

SAVE YOUR LOVED ONES… SAY “NO” TO ORGAN DONATION AND ORGAN HARVESTING.


Sources:

Video courtesy of NBC Nightly News (viewed online at Good News article cited below).
Photo: by Preston Taylor Marr on Facebook.

“Nebraska man says miraculous recovery after being declared brain dead is ‘proof’ of God” by Caleb Parke for Fox News, viewed online 8 April 2019 at: https://www.foxnews.com/faith-values/nebraska-man-says-miraculous-recovery-after-plug-was-pulled-is-proof-of-god


“Nebraska Dad Wakes Up After Being Declared Brain Dead By Doctors” by Sunny Skyz, viewed online 10 April 2019 at: https://www.sunnyskyz.com/good-news/3168/Nebraska-Dad-Wakes-Up-After-Being-Declared-Brain-Dead-By-Doctors


“Nearly dead ‘miracle man’ wakes up after children have breathing tubes removed” by TRIBUNE MEDIA WIRE, viewed online 10 April 2019 at: https://fox61.com/2019/01/07/nearly-dead-miracle-man-wakes-up-after-children-have-breathing-tubes-removed/


“Miracle man who was declared ‘brain-dead’ wakes up after his family turned off life support - and he’s now home and thriving” by Associated Press, viewed online 8 April 2019 at: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-6558489/Man-thought-nearly-brain-dead-recovers-leaves-hospital.html


“Good News: Brain Dead Stroke Patient Wakes Up” posted by AJ (Jan 15, 2019) viewed online 10 April 2019 at: https://941kodj.iheart.com/content/2019-01-15-good-news-brain-dead-stroke-patient-wakes-up/