A mother of 4 from Georgia woman has just beaten incredible odds — and her family is exceedingly grateful.
A Facebook post released from the hospital revealed that 49-year-old Lisa Martin, was admitted back in September at the emergency room of Waycross’ Memorial Satilla Health in Georgia, due to COVID-19 related complications.
The post reads:
Her amazing journey includes 59 days on a ventilator, 40 days in an induced coma and surviving a frontal lobe stroke. On Oct. 20, Lisa was comatose, her eyes fixed. The hospital called in her family to say goodbye. They decided to give it 11 days before making a decision about removing her from the ventilator that was breathing for her. But God had other plans. On the eleventh day, Lisa broke through the sedatives and began tracking Jeff with her eyes and she moved her hand.
This has been a great journey for the teaching consultant. In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, the mother of 4 said:
I can’t wrap my head around what all has happened. I am shocked but amongst all the overwhelming feelings, I feel like this is definitely a God thing. I got to a point where I felt like no one cared for me. I didn’t have a lot of friends, my kids are all grown up and independent and my husband works all the time. I was lonely, but this experience has shown me how loved I truly am.Lisa Martin
Madison, who is one of her four children revealed to the PEOPLE that her mother is currently making use of a wheelchair and walker to aid her mobility, and to help her lungs, she also has an oxygen cannula.
She can eat, talk and do a lot of things independently. Mom proudly stated that she’s able to tie her shoes! The best way that I’ve heard this experience is like riding the Space Mountain roller coaster from Disney World. Our family had no idea what direction my mom’s COVID journey was about to take. All the twists and turns and loops were overwhelming. Our family has always had a strong Christian faith, but going through this has changed our lives for the better. Did it suck for my mom to get COVID, almost die and now fight to get back to having a normal life? Absolutely! But if God wanted to use my mom as an example on how to keep faith during struggles, dark times and hardships, then I thank God for using my mom.Madison