Gloria Cruz, 56, underwent brain surgery after a tumor was discovered when she suffered a stroke on March 7 and was rushed to the Royal Darwin Hospital in Darwin, Australia, Fox News reports.
Doctors told her husband Tani Cruz, 51, the case was â€œhopelessâ€ and she would probably die within 48 hours following the surgery.
After two weeks, a breathing tube was inserted in Mrs Cruz’s mouth and the ventilator was turned off. Hospital staff were stunned when she woke from her coma three days later.
When a doctor recommended that the ventilator be removed and Gloria Cruz be allowed to die, her husband told them, “I’m a Catholic — I believe in miracles.â€
â€œI told him that God knows how much I love her — that I don’t want her to suffer but I don’t want her to leave us,â€ he said.
A doctor described her recovery as “a miracle.”