West Carrollton man was dead for 45 minutes
Quote:It just wasn’t his time to go.
West Carrollton resident Tony Yahle died Aug. 5. In fact, he was dead for nearly one hour.
As he slept that night, his breathing alarmed his wife, Melissa. She called for help, and he was rushed to Kettering Medical Center.
A team of medical personnel attempted to stimulate his heart, but it stopped beating for 45 minutes. He was declared dead.
Quote:Yahle’s son, 18-year-old Lawrence, said he spoke to his father after his death, right before he revived.
“I pointed at him and said, ‘Dad, you’re not going to die today.’ I stood there for a few more seconds. I was about to walk back to comfort the family, and that’s when he started showing signs of a heartbeat.
“It went from hopeless to hope in an instant,” Lawrence Yahle said.
I am speaking of the life of a man who knows that the world is not given by his fathers, but borrowed from his children; who has undertaken to cherish it and do it no damage, not because he is duty-bound, but because he loves the world and loves his children… - Wendell Berry, 1971