Woman Wakes Up After 45 Minutes With No Pulse. What She Remembers Is Hard To Explain

November 11, 2014

A Florida woman is lucky to be alive after doctors almost declared her dead. She suffered complications after child birth and had no pulse for 45 minutes.

What happened next is hard to explain.

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"I was dead," Ruby Graupera-Cassimiro told ABC News. "My husband tells me, 'You were gray. You were cold as ice, and you were dead. You had no color in your lips.'"

Ruby had gone to the hospital for a c-section and delivered a healthy baby, but soon after started to experience shortness of breath. The last thing she remembers was being wheeled into the recovery room and asking someone for a tissue.

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Ruby stopped breathing. Doctors tried to revive her for three hours but it was no use. During that time, she said she felt herself floating along a tunnel.

"I remember seeing a spiritual being who I believe was my dad," she said. "I remember the light behind him and many other spiritual beings."

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But suddenly a force stopped her and said she knew she could not go any further. Her heart started beating again on its own even though doctors hadn't touched her in several minutes.

Graupera-Cassimiro said that the experience has taught her not to be afraid of death.

"I realize through all of this that one, we really don't really have control of our lives," she said. "The day you go is the day that you were destined to go."

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