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By: Jennifer Martin

Location: Stockton CA USA

About a year ago, my mother was going through an extremely difficult time. She is disabled and caring for a 1 year old baby. She had difficulty walking and breathing. On July 1, 2005 my mother was admitted to the hospital with an infection in her leg. Since she is diabetic, they responded quickly and put her on IV antibiotics.


The following day, I flew in to care for the infant, my nephew. She was released from the hospital into a skilled nursing facility. About a week later, she had a cardiac arrest because of a drug overdose in the facility. She was rushed to the hospital and was revived.


After this event, she was released once again into another skilled nursing facility.


I remember her asking me to come and stay with her. She felt that "something wasn't right." She wasn't breathing well and the nurses wouldn't have a doctor look at her. She requested that I be there because she was afraid of "going unconscious." I remember that I came immediately and tried to make her comfortable. However, she just couldn't get comfortable. I ended up calling a close friend to come in and wait while I go pick up the baby from the daycare. As soon as she arrived, I told my mother that I was going to leave briefly to pick up the baby. As I told her this, she just stopped breathing.


I ran into the hallway trying to get the attention of a nurse and no one would respond. I became frantic and finally someone came. As I stood back and watched this nurse do CPR, I began to pray. I prayed for her guardian angel and I prayed to Mary. As the minutes passed and she turned colorless for lack of oxygen, I came to terms with the situation. I realized that if it was God's will and her time to go, then she may not live.


By this time, a gentleman walked in saying that he was a doctor but didn't practice at this facility. He asked if he could revive her, and I replied yes. Nearly six minutes had passed. And as most know, the brain cannot survive without oxygen for too long.


At this time, I began to pray aloud. The paramedics then arrived and took over. However the "doctor" seemed to vanish. No one knew who he was, no one saw where he went. At the time, I was aware of everything going on. I could tell you how many paramedics there were, how many nurses, and a physical therapist watching from outside. The doctor just disappeared.


After about 8 minutes without oxygen, I was told that my mother was holding onto the side rails of the gurny.





This has been the longest year of my life and no doubt, her life too. Not only has my mother survived 4 cardiac arrests and one respitory arrest, she is living at home.


There is no question in my mind that her guardian angel is watching over her and appeared that day in the hospital. This is God's will.


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  2. The Ring of the Telephone, by Ellen Nipper
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  4. Guardian Angel, by Maria
  5. When we think no one else , by Nancy Sonier
  6. no title, by Rene Schneider
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  8. God's Answer, by Ashley Nicole
  9. Saved by my Guardian Angel, by Diana
  10. My brother, by guadalupe guzman
  11. My Guardian Angels, by Angela Corcoran
  12. Protection from an Assailant, by Jill Winther
  13. our angels, by Kellie purser
  14. My babyboy Angel, by Yessenia Rivera
  15. An Angel Awakened Me, by Vonnie Deak
  16. Storm, by Chole
  17. The Feather Duster, by Lee Zelhart
  18. no title, by Anna G
  19. Gina, by Margaret Quigley
  20. My short moment of Peace, by Tiffany Lequerique
  21. Dabar the angel of the Lord, by Anne Smith
  22. An Answer to Cheer Me, by Christine Chiomento
  23. Wings of love, by Mike Fisher
  24. Life Saving Encounter, by Patricia White
  25. Great Grandfather, by Michael Casey
  1. I'll Always Love You, I'll Never Leave You, by Elva Herrera
  2. We Were Both Ready, by Sophie
  3. Supportive Hug, by Debbie Schmidtke
  4. slow down, by virgen valentin
  5. marine angel, by Luis Trevino
  6. MY MOM, by MARIBEL GONZALEZ
  7. Angel encounter, by Stephanie Fulton
  8. My salvation, by Michael yacques
  9. Army of Angels, by Roselia Nevarez
  10. A Healing Hand, by Dave Ludwick
  11. Watching over me, by Dick Baker
  12. Messages from Angels, by Marie Sanchez
  13. no title, by Maria
  14. Garrett's Angels, by Donna Benedict
  15. BELIEVE, by JESSICA CUEVAS
  16. The Voice, by Camilla O'Brien
  17. My husbands angel, by annabelle reiger
  18. Saved by an Angel, by John Wagner
  19. My Guardian Angel, by Brooke Yessa
  20. Three times a miracle, by Yamilet Mantecon
  21. A Tweed Coat, by Olivia Solomon
  22. His Angel or Mine, by sandra Reyna
  23. Two Angels, by kenneth briganti
  24. Last chance, by Kyle Gilmore
  25. Saving angel, by Helena del Pino

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