An Arizona lady who “died” for only 27 minutes requested a notebook after she was resuscitated to share an urgent message about the afterlife, her family claims.
Madie Johnson took to Instagram a month ago to share photographs of her new tattoo, demonstrated off a note written by her aunt, Tina Hines, who suffered a massive heart attack in February 2018. “Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen,” Johnson wrote.
Hines, from Phoenix, was preparing to go for a hike with her better half, Brian, a year ago when she suddenly collapsed. “Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head, She was purple and not making any noise or breathing.” Brian Hines told AZFamily at the time. Hines’ husband was successfully able to resuscitate his wife before paramedics arrived, however, she code multiple times on the way to a local hospital, where she must be intubated.
“We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route,” one Phoenix fireman told the outlet.”I’ve never shocked anyone five times.” Miraculously the mother of four woke up and quickly signaled for a pen and piece of paper, with which she scribbled down, “It’s real.” When asked what her note referenced, Hines reacted by “pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes,” as per her niece.
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(sharing because this story is too cool not to share) A little over a year ago my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know had an unexpected cardiac arrest and according to doctors had died and was brought back to life four times by my Uncle Brian and first responders before arriving to the hospital. She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen and in my cousins journal wrote “it’s real”. The people in the room asked “what’s real?” and she responded by pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes. Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen. It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. I love you @_tinahines! The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love❤️
“It was so real, the colors were so vibrant,” Hines reviewed of her vision, which she said included Jesus standing in front of black entryways with a brilliant yellow gleam behind him.
Johnson said she needed the tattoo as a permanent reminder of her aunt’s journey, which has given her a “tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love,”
Johnson’s tattoo artist, Suede Silver, took to Facebook to share photographs of the tattoo alongside the story behind it. They have since been shared more than 237000 times and received more than 38,000 comments, some from people who have experienced similar visions following near-death experiences, which is not an uncommon occurrence.
Recent research on the phenomenon, published in the diary Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found that large amounts of mind waves present in rats at the hour of their demises may help explain the vivid experiences described by near-death survivors.
Dr. Jimo Borjigin, who led the study said: “A lot of people thought that the brain, after clinical death, was inactive or hypoactive, with less activity than the waking state, and we show that is definitely not the case, If anything, it is much more active during the dying process than even the waking state.”