Brain Death Teen Wakes Up

April 1, 2021 — Leave a comment

18-year-old Lewis Roberts, from Leek, Staffordshire, was declared brain dead after being hit by a van. But he blinked and started breathing on his own hours before his organs were due to be donated.

He suffered catastrophic head injuries after being struck by a vehicle in his hometown on March 13. Four days later the family was asked to say their good-byes. His sister,

His sister Jade Roberts, 28, explains how it all transpired in a very emotional post.

She says she went in with some other family members to say their goodbyes, held Lewis’ hands and urged him to breathe. They had been for a brown line to show on the machine many days. It would mean he was breathing himself but there was nothing.

“Midnight When I said 1 2 3 breath Lewis a brown line showed. The middle line of the video shows the brown line which is Lewis taking a breath for himself. When I said breath the brown line showed and he took a breath, we were told no it must be an error, it is impossible,” she says in the post.

But as soon as she reached home she got a phone call saying Lewis was really breathing on his own. “His eyes are dilating which before we had nothing. Zero… And to be told he was brain dead and suffered brain stem death and was literally certified as dead..” she says in the post.

 ‘After taking out numerous tests the hospital told us Lewis had given up the fight, no response and had suffered brain stem death.

‘We signed forms you wouldn’t even believe and conversations you’d never believe.. we were intended to say our final goodbyes.

‘Lewis was officially certified as dead last week And his death was even reported to the coroner.

Video of his sister encouraging him to breath is here.

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