A 2-year-old boy surprised everyone when he suddenly sat up in his coffin and asked for a glass of water before lying back down again, lifeless.
Kelvin Santos, was pronounced dead at 7.40 pm on Friday when he stopped breathing due to complications from pneumonia. He had received treatment at the Aberlardo Santos Hospital in Belem, Northern Brazil.
His body was brought over to his grieving family in an airtight body bag.
The cause of his death is due to cardiac-respiratory arrest whereby his lungs were unable to function properly
His family then brought Kelvin’s dead body home and they held a wake throughout the night for him, with his body laid in an open coffin.
However, just an hour before his funeral was about to take place the following day, Kelvin’s aunt noticed that the body appeared to be moving.
The boy suddenly sat up in his coffin and said: “Daddy, can I have some water?”
According to his father, Antonio Santos, he could not believe what he saw before his eyes.
“During the wake I held him and said, ‘Son, come back to daddy’. And a few hours later my son sat up in the coffin. Everybody started to scream, we couldn’t believe our eyes. Then we thought a miracle had taken place and our boy had come back to life.”
After the incident, the entire family had risen hope that Kelvin was still alive. They tried to wake him up but to no avail: “Then Kelvin just laid back down, the way he was. We couldn’t wake him. He was dead again,” said Antonio.
The family quickly brought Kelvin back to the hospital to be reexamined but the doctors claimed that he was no longer alive
Antonio said: “They assured me that he really was dead and gave me no explanation for what we had just seen and heard.”
Devastated by the news, the family delayed Kelvin’s funeral in the hope of seeing him waking up again but sadly, their wait was fruitless. The boy was then buried at 5 pm that day in a local cemetery.
Nevertheless, Antonio filed a police report later as he believed that the medical officers may have misdiagnosed him as dead during the first examination.
“15 minutes after attempting resuscitation on Kelvin, the doctors came to me and informed that my boy has died and they gave me his body. They may not have conducted a more thorough examination on him. A dead person can never be alive again and speak all of sudden.”
“I am determined to find out the truth. But the investigation by the police revealed that he was already in a critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital,” said Antonio
In the age of science and technology where most events and phenomenon can be explained, this particular case seemed to baffle most physicians. There seems to be no logical explanation to what happened to Kelvin. Perhaps Antonio was right when he said that the doctors could have misdiagnosed the boy’s condition… or maybe it really was a miracle.
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