(WLNS) – When Floyd Tripp uses the word “miracle” when he bowls at the Airport Lanes in Jackson the word has real meaning.
Tripp describes himself as an avid bowler and when he returned to his league at Airport Lanes December 23 you could have said it was a miracle. You see, less than three weeks earlier Tripp had died – twice – of cardiac arrest.
According to our media partners at MLive, on December 4 Tripp was stricken by a heart attack while riding to work. He had to be revived twice and was put into a coma. Doctors put a defibrillator in his chest.
Tripp is just 31 years old. “I should be dead and if not dead, I should be brain damaged,” Tripp said.
He is neither.
Doctors told Tripp and his fiancée, Amber Miller, that only 3 percent of people who go into cardiac arrest outside of a hospital survive. Miller was also told by medical personnel that the father of her 10-month-old daughter, Alexis, had a 50-50 chance of emerging from his coma without brain damage.
“I really believe in the power of prayer, I really do,” Miller said. “I never prayed like that before. I visited the chapel a lot.”
Read more on MLive on the father of 3 and his remarkable fight against the odds to come back from death’s door. MLive: 31-year old Jackson bowler dies twice
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