He Pulled the Plug on His Wife & Whispered 5 Words in Her Ear—But He NEVER Expected This


“Everything can be taken away. You can wake up one day and everything is fine, and then your life is a mess,” said Steven Pellettiere-Swapp. “Keep your family close and don’t let them go.”

Steven’s eye-opening statement came after he walked in on his mom Lyndee completely unconscious one day last month. The 45-year-old woman went into a coma for 12 days straight, and doctors had little hope for her recovery. They told her family that there was simply nothing more they could do.

Per Lyndee’s wishes, the family decided to stop her life support so that they could preserve her organs for donation. Right before they did, her family members came in individually to say their final goodbyes. What they didn’t know, is that Lyndee could hear every word.

“I remember people talking to me,” she said. “I remember when people came to visit, my niece reading to me.”

Lyndee would try her hardest to speak, but she just couldn’t get the words to come out.

“[Doctors] told [my family] that I would start to make noises when they turned off life support. I was very agitating. I couldn’t move. I couldn’t talk, couldn’t respond. I could just hear conversations around me and about me,” she added. “I remember a doctor opening my eyes, messing with me, and telling my family I was not reacting.”

The truth is that Lyndee was fighting to communicate, but her body simply wouldn’t allow it.

After they pulled the plug, her husband whispered softly in her ear: “I need you to fight.”

I need you to fight,” he repeated once more.

Then, in a completely unexplainable miracle moment, Lyndee mustered up the ability to say, “I’m a fighter.” She kept saying it in her head over and over, but the words finally came out of her mouth, plain as day!Her family could hardly believe their ears! Immediately, they knew there was hope and that their fighting mama was going to make it through this.

“Just because you are not conscious does not mean you cannot hear,” Lyndee told CBS 5 Arizona. “So you should talk to your loved ones if you are in that situation. They hear you.”

Never underestimate the healing power that rests in a whisper of courage, the will to survive, and a family’s unfailing love.

See more from Lyndee’s miraculous story in the interview below:

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  1. Karen Janssen

    May 14, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    They told me my husband was brain dead. So I let them pull the plug and morphine him to death. (that last I was unaware of until much later). Now I have second thoughts.

  2. James Carey Sr

    May 15, 2016 at 3:31 am

    Several yrs ago–I was notified my Boss had an accident–& was critilly ILL–in in an ICU in a hospital-on life support–I went there–I was informed he had suffered brain damage–he had 1/2 his head shaved–a 1/4 inch clear plastic tube in his skul–& a thing? on his finger–I dono?–any medical stuff?–& he was hooked up to a medical monitor–w/ several lines running from left to right–telling who ever?–of his Medical Condition–heart rate–breathing rate–blood pressure–& Ox intake–I grabbed his Wrist–& talked to him–I told HIM what! had happened–& where he was!–& what was going on?–& He was going to be Allright!–every one there! looked at me? like I was Completey Crazy?–& then a Nurse came in–Looked at the Monitor & told ME {{he can Hear You!}–as one of the life giving!–signs on the Monitor had Moved from near 30–to 16–so I asked?? what Normal? would be?–she told ME!–10!–& she was very Excited!!–I was over-joyed–& I told my Boss I*D be back day after tomorrow–as I had Bills to PAY–& I would return very early! & stay w/ HIM all day!–&I left–late the next DAY!–I was passing His Shop–& I noticed hes brothers Van was there!–so I stopped!–& asked? How? He was Doing?–Hes brother Hugged ME crying!–they –Un-Plugged him at 1;10 this after noon-it was abot 5;30 PM–He was now DEAD!–I went HOME–& in thinking about? my Bosses un-timley DEATH–I Got SICK & threw UP–as many yrs ago–during my military I was in flight school–& a fellow pilot–friend–had pulled the ejectionhandel on his aircraft % enjected himself–while sitting on the Ground–the Shute opened as He hit the ground–He was Hurt very BAD–many bones broken & all kinds of other Bad stuff!–I visited HIM often in the Hospital–chatting–telling HIOM of every thing I know Of? going on!–he was in a Comma-for many weeks–& One Day he came To–& He told ME!–every thing I had told HIM!–& when? I heard about my Boss!–I got to thinking about my pilot friend many yrs ago!–& the thought??–of my BOSS!–lying there perfectly HELPLESS!–& hearing His FAMILY!–Doctors & Nurses–Talking about {{UN-PLUGGING HIM!}}– THUS! knowing!! He has only MINUTES to LIVE?–Complete HORROR! swept over ME–& that’s when I threw UP!–I still have PROBLEMS w/ IT–

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