(WND) -- Teri Roberts, a healthy 56-year-old mother and grandmother of Valley, Nebraska, suddenly contracted a serious bacterial infection that nearly took her life on Dec. 22, 2014 – the day her family decided to turn off her life-support machine.
She had been in a deepening coma for 12 days.
Her limbs blackened as gangrene set in, and blisters began sprouting all over her body. Teri’s kidneys and liver began to fail, and her facial expressions indicated she was in terrible pain.
Her family, devastated by her rapid deterioration, gave up any hope that they would ever see Terri alive and well again. So they resolved to let her go.
But then a miracle happened just hours before her ventilator machine was planned to be turned off.
Her family was stunned when they saw her slowly open her eyes at Methodist Hospital in Omaha.
“For whatever reason, it wasn’t her time yet,” her 35-year-old son, Ryan Roberts, told the Omaha World-Herald. “She just magically woke up a little – about four hours before we took her off life support.”
“She was really a Christmas miracle,” he said, adding, “It was, by far, the best Christmas gift I’ve ever had.”