After 37-year-old Tony Yahle’s wife found him unresponsive one morning earlier this month, she and the couple’s son performed CPR until the ambulance could arrive. He was rushed to the hospital, and it seemed that he might be fine after initial treatment. But his heart stopped awhile later as he rested in a hospital room. A medical team attempted to revive him, but when his heart finally stopped, doctors declared him dead and informed the family, who was waiting for him at Kettering Medical Center in Ohio.
“Dad, you’re not going to die today!”
When Yahle’s son, 17-year-old Lawrence, heard that his father had died, he ran down the hall and burst into the room, where nurses were standing around his body.
Upon seeing his father’s lifeless form, Lawrence pointed at him and yelled, “Dad, you’re not going to die today,” according to an ABC report.
Here’s where it gives you goosebumps, if it hasn’t already. As Lawrence started to leave the room, something amazing happened.
“Something came in me and got me to point at him,” Lawrence said, according to the CNN transcript.
After he told his father he wouldn't be dying today, Lawrence said he "stood there for a few more moments, and I started walking back to the counseling room to comfort my sisters and my mom.”
Then, Lawrence said his pastor asked him to turn around.
Signs of Life
His father’s heart monitor began to pick up something—it wasn’t a regular heartbeat, but it would pick up tiny electrical movements every 30 to 60 seconds.
Dr. Raja Nazir, Yahle’s cardiologist said he was surprised, and summoned his team to make another effort to revive the man.
Slowly, he said, signs of life returned. Since his heart had stopped for 45 minutes, doctors thought he would need a heart transplant and that he might even be in a vegetative state if he survived.
But today, more than a week later, doctors report that he is doing just fine and resting at home. And they said that while they expected him to have clogged arteries, broken ribs due to the revival attempts and other soreness, he’s perfectly fine.
His wife Melissa, a clinical nurse, even said he’s going back to work on Monday, and that “these are things that just clinically don’t happen”.
A Miracle or An Example?
Did Yahle defy death? Was this divine intervention? Did Lawrence will his father back to life? Is this proof that the law of attraction works? Is there something we can learn from all of this?
What do you think? Share your thoughts in the comments section, below.