In mid-2009 Californian Yvonne Sklar had only three days left before her doctors were going to take her off life support. For Sklar – a chaplain and pastor – the prognosis wasn’t good. After all, her organs had failed multiple times while she was in a medically induced coma.
In fact, in just two weeks Sklar had coded three times. There are varying definitions of the word “code” in the field of medicine, but in this case it meant that the patient had no sign of pulse and had stopped breathing. Essentially, she had died. Still, defying the odds, Sklar came back to life each time.