A Florida woman died for 45 minutes following complications during her C-section delivery, but miraculously and suddenly revived to the shock of medical professionals.
Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro‘s heart stopped this past September after suffering an amniotic fluid embolism that surrounded her baby’s clogged heart.
For close to an hour of the 3 hours doctors tried to revive her, she had no pulse. And just as they were ready to call in her family to say their final goodbye’s, Graupera-Cassimiro reached out for a nurse’s hand, the nurse Julie Ewing told WFLX TV.
“Everyone was in disbelief,” Dr. Jordan Knurr told the station. “This doesn’t happen.”
What Graupera-Cassimiro told nurse Ewing strengthened Ewing’s belief in God, recounting the experience of floating down a dark tunnel before being told by a spiritual being that it was not her time.
“That day, God was real — more real than I ever dreamed of,” Ewing said.
Ewing says Ruby told nurses what she remembers during the time her pulse stopped. “She said she went down a tunnel. She didn’t walk. She said it was more like she was floating… that she saw a spiritual being that told her it wasn’t her time,” Ewing said.
Graupera-Cassimiro is now home with her baby.