There seem to be more stories like this these days.

Mike Connolly is a 56-year-old man whose heart stopped
in late January and he lay in bed comatose for about four days when his
family decided to give doctors permission to remove his life support.

Then he woke up.

According to the North County Times, Connolly’s stepson
Mike Cooper was reading Scripture by his bedside when he noticed a tear
going down Connolly’s cheek. Cooper soon left the room, only to return
moments later when heard another family member cheering and hollering.

“He said Mike was responding,” Cooper told the newspaper. “I didn’t
believe him, but I went back in there, and it was true. You would say
his name, and he would turn his head toward you. It was a miracle.”

Doctors agree. This should be all over the news, along with other
stories of true hope and the mysteries of life that defy medical
explanation. Especially before health care rationing policies are
formed.

Some say you can’t plan for exceptions. But you can. This is another example of how the will to live is better than a living will.

Sheila Liaugminas

Sheila Liaugminas is an Emmy award-winning Chicago-based journalist in print and broadcast media. Her writing and broadcasting covers matters of faith, culture, politics and the media....