Talk about a near-death experience! This woman was given a less than one percent chance of surviving her combined operation. However, she’s home now.
MONROE, NORTH CAROLINA — Danielle Gaither, mother of 4, says she just wants to share her story and testimony.
“Life is great. Life is good. Don’t take your life for granted.”
She’s totally thankful for life after nearly dying in February.
So much pain…
According to Fox 11, Danielle mentions that her chest and stomach was hurting simultaneously. She says EMTs had to literally pick her up from the floor.
According to the source, Danielle Marfan syndrome — a high-risk connective tissue disorder. Well, she was pregnant and undergoing serious, life-threatening complications.
Once EMTs arrived, she and her unborn son were airlifted to Carolinas Medical Center, as reports Fox 11. Dr. Jeko Madjarov, MD, cardiothoracic surgeon, mentions as follows.
“While in flight, I had to make up my mind what I wanted to do.”
The source states that doctors had to make a “tough call.”
According to surgeons, she had “less than a one-percent” chance of survival. They really didn’t expect her to come out of the surgery.
She definitely survived and now says she has a mission, and that’s to tell everyone.
“It was hard for me to learn how to walk. The first day I came I probably walked 5 steps. Now I’m walking 250 steps.”
After a recovery period of 111 days, Danielle finally met her infant son, KV.
Now that she’s home, Danielle wants to treat her mom for standing by her side for the past five months. During an interview with Fox 11‘s Caroline Fountain, the transcript is as follows.
Caroline: “What was that moment like when you were able to hold your baby for the first time?”
Danielle: “It was special to me. I cried. I was so happy I cried.”
Caroline: “What’s the first thing you want to do when you get back home?”
Danielle: “Probably sit down and aggravate my momma and see where we’re going to go eat.”
Caroline: “What food are you missing the most?”
Danielle: “I want to go and eat some Red Lobster. I’m going to take my mom and eat some Red Lobster.”
All in all, this was a miraculous procedure, and it’s good to see this mother on the other side recovering well.
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