Every family’s worst nightmare came true when Steven Pellettiere-Swapp found his mother, Lyndee, unconscious in their family home.
She fell into a coma that lasted for 12 days and it seemed like there was little hope for the 45-year-old woman. Doctors told her husband, son, Steven, and daughter, Amanda, that there was nothing more they could do for her.
While she was not technically brain dead, after a dozen days, it was time to face the probability that she wouldn’t wake up.
Lyndee had made the decision to preserve her organs for donation, so in keeping with her wishes, her Arizona family decided to take her off of life support.
Medics had already assigned Lyndee’s organs to two people and were standing just outside the room, waiting to collect them after she passed.
One by one each family member came and sat with her, and talked. Not knowing at the time, but Lyndee heard every word they said.
“I remember people talking to me,” she explained. “I remember when people came to visit, my niece reading to me.”
That’s not all she remembers from her time in the coma.