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Clinically dead woman wakes up

Woman Wakes Up After Being Clinically Dead For 26 Minutes

Debbie Biggles somehow managed to wake up after being declared clinically dead for 26 minutes.

"She had suffered a heart attack at work. A coworker then performed CPR to try and get her breathing again, but after arriving at the hospital a veteran ER doctor declared her clinically dead and actually came out and gave her family the grim news."

Now, there is a difference between being "clinically dead" and actually being pronounced dead.

A writer for Discovery says, a "clinical death is the point at which a person's heart stops beating. At that time, breathing and blood circulation stop." In contrast, a person is declared biologically dead when his or her brain cells die from a lack of oxygen.

Although Biggles' brain cells were still functioning, KPHO reports her doctors were sure she'd be in a vegetative state for the rest of her life.

Butthen she woke up.

Dr. Kurt Solem says, "I can only describe that, with her being neurologically intact, a miracle." He credits Biggles' co-workers with helping to save her life.

KPNX stopped by the dog grooming business where Biggles works to speak with Chelsea Loucks, the woman who performed CPR.

"I just did CPR on her until the ambulance came."

Loucks says she remembered CPR instructions she learned years ago.

"In my head, the whole thing I sang was "Stayin' Alive" by The Beegees because that was the beat that I learned in high school to go to."

"She's my angel. She saved me," a very grateful Biggles said.

Biggles will have a defibrillator implanted Friday. Because of what happened to Biggles, her employer plans to pay for all staff members to get certified in CPR.

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larry May 12 2014 at 11:14 PM

We are still waiting for Nancy Pelosi to "wake up" after her statement "We have to pass the bill before we know what's in the bill". And NOW we have to live with that train wreck bill, Obummercare.

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munchenag May 10 2014 at 1:38 AM

I hope she believed in God. Now, she can tell everyone what hell or heaven look like. She can also be asked about the bright lights god. Honey, tell us about it. I bet you can also make a buck or two illuminating people.

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bubaxx32 May 10 2014 at 1:27 AM


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ACROPOLIS MARBLE May 10 2014 at 1:17 AM

her work on this earh was not finished yet. She was blessed to come back, I hope she can say what she remembers while she was in Heaven for twenty six minutes,

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lenoch14 May 10 2014 at 12:50 AM

This is just another example of incompedent people that work at hospitals. Just total Bullshit in the biggest of ways.

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cact25 lenoch14 May 12 2014 at 6:29 PM

You are an idiotic moron. Try reading the article, and then try and understand it. Thre is a difference between clinical and brain dead, and it was mentioned. While you are at it, learn how to spell polysyllabic words.

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bigred8690 May 09 2014 at 11:26 PM

Judging from the smile on her face, she's not covered by Obamacare.

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Mace bigred8690 May 10 2014 at 12:18 AM

Wow! This is important. Tell me how it would be bad if she had insurance that she obtained through Obamacare (Also known as the Affordable Care Act).

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sindfetish May 09 2014 at 11:23 PM

Her dog don't look to good though.

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braucksd May 09 2014 at 11:05 PM

Butthen she woke up.

I wish AOL would wake up...................

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Gayle braucksd May 10 2014 at 3:19 AM

Must be the proof readers are asleep.

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cact25 Gayle May 12 2014 at 6:37 PM

What proof readers? This is AOL. No spell checkers either. Just retitlers because the just keep recycling the same articles under different titles to make it look like they have a lot of stories. They probably pay for each title.

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major.lackland May 09 2014 at 10:19 PM

Great story; however, there are a lot of brain dead people walking around these days. It's a fact.

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cact25 major.lackland May 12 2014 at 6:38 PM

And many of them are trolls here.

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GoldLions May 09 2014 at 10:16 PM

Wonder if she can recollect floating up and saw God and Heaven.....

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