MIRACLE AT WILKESBORO? Brain dead pastor shows signs of life just MINUTES before organs were to be harvested
Ryan Marlow, 37, who suffered from listeria was being kept on life support to have his organs donated after he was declared brain dead
WILKESBORO, NORTH CAROLINA: In a miraculous incident, a 37-year-old pastor, Ryan Marlow was declared brain dead on Saturday, August 27, and started showing signs of life after videos of his children were played. The pastor was suffering from a disease called listeria.
According to his wife, Megan Marlow, the doctors told that his illness had caused swelling in the brain and he had suffered "neurological death." Ryan was kept on life support to find a potential match for organ donation, as he was listed as a donor.
A report by DailyMail states that Ryan's family reached the hospital on Tuesday, August 30 to say their final goodbyes to Ryan. However, as Megan arrived at the hospital her niece said that his feet had inexplicably begun moving upon being shown videos of his children. Megan had been consistently giving updates on Ryan's illness and updates via Facebook. In one of the videos, she stated, "my heart could not bare it." She further added, "Literally the team was waiting there to take him... and I tell the nurse 'stop everything right now.'"
A CT-Scan which was done following up the unexpected movement from Ryan showed signs of brain activity and Megan said that her husband did not die and doctors have made a mistake. She further claimed that he had still suffered a traumatic injury to his brain stem and remained in critical condition in a coma. She further added, "He's not brain dead, my friends. God's kept him here. He's supposed to be dead, he's supposed to be at the funeral home right now according to these doctors."
Marlow also indicated that her husband has shown some great encouraging signs, including his heart rate going up and occasional movements. Ryan is both a baptist pastor and a piano technician who owns his own business. However, a recent Facebook post of Marlow stated "Dr is not wanting to do the bronc at this time. The upper lobes in the chest x-ray were still good but the lower lobes do have increased consolidation. It’s not off the table just not happening right now."
The post further added, "He had a CT scan and the doctor is now discussing possible drain adjustments with neurosurgery to help with swelling.￼ No changes in the bleed thankfully. The medical director at Duke wants to contact me through FaceTime at 6p to discuss Ryan being moved. I’m not sure if they are wanting to cover the risks of transport or if they want to try and talk me out of moving him but please pray that they feel compelled to take him when that phone call takes place. That the Lord would give us favor with the staff and that completely safe transport could take place."