This is an unbelievable story!
Timesha Beauchamp is a 20-year old woman with special needs. On Sunday, Timesha was declared dead by first responders and was transported to a local funeral home in Detroit.
The thing is, she wasn’t dead at all. When she was in the funeral home, staffers found her breathing with her eyes open.
‘I’m devastated that my daughter is going through what she’s going through,’ 20-year-old Timesha Beauchamp’s mother told Click on Detroit Monday morning.
‘My family, her twin brother, her older brother – it’s just, I don’t even have words. I haven’t slept all night. I just don’t know what to do. My heart is so heavy.’
Beauchamp, of Southfield, Michigan, is now on a ventilator at a Detroit hospital, clinging to life, after a horror movie-like incident that began at about 7.30am Sunday, according to her family’s lawyer.
Her family called 911 after finding Beauchamp – who suffered from unspecified medical issues – unresponsive at her home. Southfield Fire Department paramedics performed CPR on her, before she was declared dead.
. Timesha’s mother recounted the conversation that she had with paramedics when they told her that her daughter was unresponsive and that CPR had failed.
“They said, ‘Ma’am, she’s gone.’ I told them, ‘Are you absolutely, 100 percent sure that she’s gone?’ They said, Yes, ma’am, she’s gone.'”
Since there was no evidence of foul play, Timesha’s “body” was immediately released to the family to make funeral preparations. It was just a few hours later, however, when she got a phone call that absolutely shocked her.
Beauchamp’s mother said the funeral home staffer told her: ‘Ma’am, your daughter is on her way to Sinai Grace Hospital. She is breathing. She is alive.’
[The statement] ‘devastated my life,’ Beauchamp’s mother said, adding she responded, ‘What do you mean? What do you mean she’s breathing?’
The funeral home staffer said, ‘Ma’am, she’s in the hospital,’ Beauchamp’s mother recalled.
Beauchamp’s mother said Monday that she isn’t sure if her daughter will be able to recover and survive from the ordeal she suffered. She wants answers about what happened, as well.
According to a statement from Southfield Fire Chief Johnny Menifee, the first responders performed CPR and other ‘life reviving methods’ for 30 minutes.
‘Given medical readings and the condition of the patient, it was determined at that time that she did not have signs of life,’ the statement read.
ClickOnDetroit reported that Southfield police officers had observed Timesha move and breathe and pointed that out to paramedics, but were told that those were just side effects of the medication that they gave her.
Here’s the NBC 4 News report:
The funeral home confirmed what happened at the facility with The Daily Mail. Funeral home employees contacted the Detroit Fire Department when they found that Timesha wasn’t dead.
‘We couldn’t believe it,’ said Dave Fornell, deputy commissioner of the Detroit Fire Department, who added that her heart rate was 80.
‘It’s one of people’s worst nightmares to imagine having an ambulance called and instead, sending you off to a funeral home in a body bag,’ Fieger said, adding that when mortuary workers unzipped the body bag, they saw Beauchamp alive and with her eyes open.
Source: Daily Mail
What was absolutely terrifying is that they were about to embalm Timesha. The family’s attorney, Geoffrey Fieger, says that funeral home employees “were about to embalm her which is most frightening had she not had her eyes open. They would have begun draining her blood, to be very, very frank about it.”
A statement was issued by the city stating that the Southfield Fire and Police Departments had “followed all appropriate city, county and state protocols and procedures in this case.” An update included the following, “The City of Southfield is currently conducting a thorough internal investigation in addition to the Oakland County Medical Control Authority (OCMCA) which will be reporting their findings to the State of Michigan Bureau of EMS, Trauma and Preparedness (BETP).”
Feiger says that the hour-and-a-half delay in her care could be “critical in her chance of recovery.”
Timesha is currently in the hospital on a ventilator and may not survive the ordeal.