Comatose Woman Hears Family Saying Goodbyes, Fights to Communicate

March 6, 2016 Updated: December 6, 2016
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A woman who collapsed on the floor and later fell into a coma experienced a “miracle” of sorts, according to her family.

Lyndon Pellettiere-Swapp was discovered by her son Steven lying motionless on the ground. After calling 911, she was taken to he hospital via first responders and doctors later determined she was comatose, KPHO reported.

But 12 days later, her family was forced to make a tough decision on whether she should be taken off life-support. After some grueling deliberation, her family ultimately decided to take her off in accordance with her wishes.

Family members came to her bedside and said their goodbyes. But just then, Lyndon whispered three words: “I’m a fighter.”

From that moment, Lyndon was able to begin her road towards recovery.

According to Fox8-TV, she said she tried to speak. “In my head it was very clear what I was saying, but it wasn’t to them. I was finally able to get out ‘I’m a fighter,’ which is what my husband was whispering in my ear. [He said] ‘I need to you to fight.'”

When her family members surrounded her to said their goodbyes, it was surreal, she told Fox.

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

“[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,” Lyndon explained. “I remember a doctor opening my eyes, messing with me, and telling my family I was not reacting.”

She now has a message for families who find themselves in a similar predicament.

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