Recently, when Tina Hines suffered a heart attack, she only survived thanks to her husband’s tireless attempts and a team of first responders resuscitating her a whopping six times.
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After a combined total of 27 minutes without a heartbeat, when she finally regained consciousness, the first thing she did was a gesture for a pen and paper.
Incapable of speaking because of the tube in her mouth, she scribbled on the pad the words “It’s real”
They asked her what she meant and, with tears in her eyes, she pointed to the sky, clearly meaning heaven.
When things got better, Tina was able to tell the shocking truth. After death an incredibly colorful picture appeared, and then came the silhouette of Jesus. He stood in front of the black gate, behind which was Paradise.
Her niece Madie Johnson was so stunned by the message from her aunt that she would later get a tattoo on her arm.
“It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away,” she wrote.
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(sharing because this story is too cool not to share) A little over a year ago my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know had an unexpected cardiac arrest and according to doctors had died and was brought back to life four times by my Uncle Brian and first responders before arriving to the hospital. She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen and in my cousins journal wrote “it’s real”. The people in the room asked “what’s real?” and she responded by pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes. Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen. It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. I love you @_tinahines! The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love❤️