My name is Michael Connolly, on Jan 31st 2009 at approx. 6am...I died. My wife found me in my chair, couldn't get me out of my chair to perform CPR, (I'm 6ft 8in 300lbs, she's 5ft 1in 100lbs) she called 911, the responce was quick, they think I was without bloodflow for over 10 minutes. Serious organ damage starts in 4 minutes. The E.M.T.s shocked me 7 times on the way to the Tri-city Medical Center where they offered an "optional" treatment called Theraputic Hypothermia. My wife said "DO IT!" He will be one of your success stories. I remained in a coma for 96hrs, the information they had, and were giving my family was grimm to say the least. They had all decided to pull the life-support, they knew I didn't want to live the life the doctors predicted. They were right. Within hours of the decided time...I woke up! The "Optional" treatment is now "Protical". Overcoming a less than 1% chance of survival to being back at my job in 3 months (with still some issues) I am truly grateful. Being so blessed by the Amazing Grace of GOD, He made sure all things were in place, my family and the staff at Tri-City, the E.M.T.s, all of it is truly remarkable. Less than 20% of hospitals in the nation have this therapy, we intend to change that fact. We started a non-profit to do just that WWW.Hypothermictherapyiscool.org Many many thanks to all!! Mike
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