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Lawyer declared brain dead wakes up after calls to pull plug on her

Published on Mar 24, 2013 8:23 AM
Ms Chin - with her husband, Mr John Alabaster - experienced an event four years ago that she says is nothing short of a miracle. Hospitalised after a heart attack, she was declared brain dead - but came back to life three days later. -- PHOTO: COURTESY OF SUZANNE CHIN

Lawyer Suzanne Chin is convinced that what happened to her four years ago is nothing short of a miracle.

The mother of two was living and working in Hong Kong when she suffered a heart attack, was hospitalised in a coma and declared brain dead.

The head of the intensive care unit, two neurologists and a cardiologist told her husband to prepare for the worst. Soon, he was advised to take her off life support because, simply put, there was no hope.

Then, three days after she was admitted, she woke up from her coma. She recovered within a week and left the hospital. Today, she is living in Singapore, still working as a lawyer, still a wife and mum. She is well, and she is alive.

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