Juan's Second Chance

May the peace and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ dwell in each and every one of your hearts. God pay you in advance for taking a few minutes of your time to read this. Juan our beloved brother, husband, and friend suffered an unfortunate event on the night of July 9th, 2018. Juan suffered a cardiac arrest and was without life for 23 minutes not including the time he went unnoticed. Juan arrived home after work on Monday ate supper with his wife (Griselda) and two kids (Genesis 3y/o and Baby Juan 1y/o ½). Juan took time to play with his kids in the living room post dinner. He later took a second to rest in the couch… His wife finished washing dishes and noticed Juan was asleep in the couch she then asked, “Juan why don’t you go to sleep in the room?” Juan didn’t answer. She approached him and immediately noticed something was wrong. Juan was pulseless and was not breathing, his wife took immediate action and called 911, Houston Fire Department arrived on scene and immediately began cardiopulmonary resuscitations and attached an AED. After 23 minutes of fighting for his life they were able to get a pulse. They immediately rushed him to Memorial Herman Hospital. Where the doctors, nurses, and specialist did everything to try to help Juan. After 72hrs of hyphothermic care Juan did not wake up. Doctors attempted to wake him up with medicine yet were unsuccessful. In the event they performed an MRI were they concluded that he suffered extensive brain damage due to lack of blood flow to the brain. Statically speaking, from a scientific stand point the doctors were very straight forward when Juan didn’t wake up. They all said Juan would never wake up and we needed to accept God’s will. They said he was never going to be able to survive without a ventilator, he would aspirate with his saliva, and if he did wake up he would be in a vegetative state. We found ourselves in a dilemma were doctors asked us if we wanted to turn off his ventilator and let nature take its course, knowing that The Church of The Living God, The Light of The World had been praying for him since day one. We weren’t ready to give up on him just yet. We don’t believe we were fighting God’s will, but rather making use of our faith that has been instilled by a true Apostle of Jesus Christ. Appealing to God as his sons we asked not demanded to give our brother Juan a second chance. God in his divine mercy after a week 1/2 of Juan being in a comma answered all the prayers and allowed him to wake up. (John 11:4) “When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.” From the day he woke up to the present time, he has done everything the doctors said he would never do. He is off the ventilator breathing on his own, feeding tube has been removed and is now eating solids, he is corresponding and holds a conversation, and started walking with help. Seeing the MIRACLE that God has done I quote a doctor’s words, “You have defied neurological science.” Juan is being transfer to a rehabilitation center to continue his road to recovery. We the family have tried to help him as much as we can, but our resources are limited. If you can find it in your hearts to donate a prayer, or a monetary donation to help Juan in his recovery. God will repay with an abundance of blessings.
 
God bless you,
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Houston, TX
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