Anthony Yahle, a 37 year old diesel mechanic, was asleep when his wife noticed that he was having difficulty breathing and had him rushed him to Kettering Medical Center. She administered CPR until the ambulance arrived. Anthony had no prior health issues, but doctors were unable to stabilize his heart. About 45 minutes after his heart stopped beating, doctors declared him dead, according to ABC News and the Huffington Post. After hearing that his father was dead, Anthony’s son, Lawrence, told him ‘Dad, you’re not going to die today’ as he entered his dad’s hospital room.
A few moments later, Anthony’s heart monitor showed signs of life and doctors were able to revive him, although his heart had stopped beating 45 minutes earlier and he had been declared dead. According to WHIOTV, cardiologist Dr. Raja Nazir of Kettering Medical Center said, “In the last 20 years, I’ve never seen anybody we have pronounced dead…and then for him to come back…I’ve never seen it”.
The family experienced a ‘miracle’ according the Anthony Yahle. Although he remembered nothing of the trip to the hospital or being there, once everyone told him what had happened, that’s when Anthony said, ‘I started to understand, you know, a miracle happened.’