Hearts are, in a way, our very own ticking time bombs. Many people get heart attacks or heart failures and then pass away. This was what happened to Tina Hines, a woman from Phoenix, Arizona. For the mother of four, it was a huge eye-opening moment like no other.
At The Hospital
She could not speak when she woke up at the hospital because there were respiratory tubes inside her to keep her going. Then she asked someone to give her a piece of paper and an item to write on it. The one that documented what she tried to express was her niece.
A Normal Day
Tina Hines did not know that her life was going to change on the 12th of February 2018. Despite this, it did and in a huge way. It began like any other day. She planned to have fun, but she had no idea what destiny was about to throw her way.
She literally no idea of what was coming to her. There were no indications that it might happen to her that day. She went on through the day like everything was okay until it happened.
No Warning Signs
Hines did not even know what hit her. It was a total surprise. She did not feel sick at all when she got up that day. She did not suffer headaches, dizziness, or nausea. Still, something bad was about to happen.
Going On A Hike
She did not have any clue that her body was planning to give up on her. There was zero warning. Hines and Brian, her husband, had been preparing to go on a hike. However, neither of them had a clue that they were going to witness the unimaginable.
In Excellent Health
Hines was a perfectly healthy woman until then. She was the sort to work out regularly and ate healthily as well. However, tragedy struck that morning without the slightest warning. Unfortunately, it was not even the most shocking part of the day.
She Shut Down
This couple from Phoenix had been in the middle of preparing for the hike when she collapsed. Her husband spoke to AZFamily.com and narrated what happened, “Her eyes didn’t close, and they were rolled back in her head. She was purple and wasn’t making any noise or breathing.”
Trying To Save Her
Her heart had stopped beating all of a sudden! Brian was panicking but knew that they could not afford to waste a single moment. He grabbed the phone and dialed 911.
There was a dread that emergency responders wouldn’t arrive on time, but he didn’t know she wasn’t going to need them anyway. So he tried his best to do what he can do to save his partner.
He Attempted CPR
He was startled but dropped down and began to perform CPR on her. Despite his efforts, her skin color did not change. There were no other signs that her condition improved either. Did he really lose her?
He Was Scared
He didn’t know what else to do. It seemed to him that his efforts were not working and he could not do anything anymore. He was losing hope but he knew he can’t stop here. He needed to save his wife.
Did Not Give Up
Brian tried his best to resuscitate her and wondered if he let her know that he loved her earlier that day. Was he going to get another chance to tell her that once more? Despair then turned to joy, but could he be celebrating too soon?
Going To The Hospital
When the beating of her heart stopped another time, he felt like his very own heart was breaking. Would Brian be in a position to speak to her again? Nothing can assure his wife’s condition until she’s in the hospital.
He managed to bring her back, but Tina simply slipped away once more. Fortunately, there was still hope. The paramedics got there in time to bring her back.
From the time she collapsed to the time they began to work on her, Tina was brought back to life a total of five times. The paramedics and her husband did everything they could to keep her alive.
Keeping Her Alive
The medics were trying their very best to save Hines. They are not losing hope in saving her. They are on their way to the hospital so in only a matter of time, they will be there and doctors can attend to Hines.
Hines was, for all intents and purposes, categorically dead. She had been deceased for a total of 27 minutes. They were able to get her heart going, but could she deal with another round of these processes?
They Kept Going
Although this was the response that they were receiving from Hines, they did not want to give up. They repeated all the process they were doing in order for her to survive and be in the hospital in time.
Not Really The End
As soon as she got to the hospital, Hines was intubated and placed on complete support. The doctors had no idea that she went on an incredible journey when she was dead. Her husband did not know it either.
From The Other Side
When she regained consciousness at the hospital, Hines could not speak thanks to the breathing tubes in place. This was the reason she motioned for anyone to give her something to write with and a piece of paper.
A Piece Of Paper
What was she trying to tell them? The one who can answer this is her niece. Everybody, aside from her niece, was completely unaware of what was she was trying to say. They were all curious as to what Hines wanted to say to them.
Sharing Her Message
It has been a little more than a year since Hines passed away and then returned to life. On the 18th of June 2019, her niece made a post on social media to show off her tattoo.
The design was based on the scribbles that her aunt did write on the document, according to Madie Johnson. But why has it shocked everybody? What did they saw in the note that Hines had written during her crucial stages at the hospital?
Pointing At The Sky
Tina had been shaking as she scribbled a note on Johnson’s cousin’s notebook. She wrote, “It’s real.” The other people in the room felt confused. What could she possibly be talking about?
The truth shocked everyone. When they learned what was the meaning or what did Hines wanted to say in the scribbles she wrote on a piece of paper, they were stunned. They did not know what to react.
On A Journey
Hines was teary as she pointed up. After she did this, everyone understood what she was trying to say. In the 27 minutes she died, her soul went over to the other side. What did she see over there?
She Pointed Up
They knew exactly what Hines was trying to tell everybody at that time. They all understood it. They must have thought that she went to the other side and saw a glimpse of everything in there.
Restored Her Faith
“Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen,” explained Johnson in her Instagram caption. But just what did Hines find?
A Bright Light
“It was so real, the colors were so vibrant,” Tina shared with AZfamily.com. She said that she saw a figure in front of black gates with a bright yellow light shining from behind it.
Anyway, she had to thank a few folks now that she was once more on Earth. She wouldn’t be brought back to life without the help of the people who attended to her when she was unconscious. She could have been dead if it were not for their efforts.
Tina Hines got released from the hospital a few weeks after she suffered a heart attack. Together with her husband, she paid a visit to the 911 operator, the paramedics, and the firefighters.
They Can’t Believe It
She wanted all of them to be thanked! One of the firefighters, however, was shocked at how it all went down. They all could not believe It all happened so fast and how everything turned out the way it did.
“We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route,” a firefighter said to AZfamily.com. “I’ve never shocked anyone five times.” A different rescuer said, “It’s one of those calls that none of us will ever forget. I was a witness to a miracle is the way I look at it.” But how real was her afterlife experience?
It is very hard to verify if her experience had been real. There are times when one can do no more than to rely on faith. According to CSBN, NYU’s Langone Medical Centre researchers conducted studies on folks who had similar experiences to her. Apparently, she was not the only one with such a story!
It Lives On
The researchers found out that even though the brain shuts down after you pass away, it retains some degree of consciousness even when the heart is no longer breathing. But was it only a dream?
After her story was revealed, a lot of researchers have claimed that there are scientific explanations to what Hines experienced when she lost her consciousness and technically dead.
In 2013, a University of Michigan study found that animals get a surge of brain activity right after they experience cardiac arrest. This is a possible reason why humans get near-death experiences like the one Tina did.
For her, it is an indication that life after death indeed exists. It was her wh experienced it and only she can describe what she saw and if it’s really true. Others may have doubted it but to her, it was all real. But these days, how is she holding up?
Cardiac failure is very scary primarily because it is so unpredictable. It can only take a small glitch in the electrical system of the body to throw the heart off its rhythm and make it stop altogether. In fact, 356,000 adults in the United States alone suffer it every year. How is Hines, together with her health, doing now?
With the help of medical science, Tina Hines is doing a lot better. She now uses a pacemaker and a defibrillator to prevent more health complications. She posts on her Instagram account regularly to show her followers that she is still living the life!