People are calling her as the real-life Elsa from ‘Frozen’ but for 19-year-old Jean Hilliard, it was actually a second chance at life. You see, Jean was frozen solid after walking in freezing temperatures while trying to find help when she met a car accident one snowy night.
Some hours later, a guy named Wally Nelson found her frozen body and immediately rushed her to the hospital; though she was frozen solid like a sculpture, the hospital did not send her to the morgue. Instead, they waited for her body to thaw and hooked her to life support.
Photo credit: Snopes
Her body thawed slowly but it would take several hours for even her hands and feet to defrost. Her legs would only defrost after three days and the rest of her body thawed much slower yet despite these, Jean managed to survive – and did so without requiring major operations. She didn’t even have major amputations although she had to spend some three and a half months in the hospital to recuperate.
She might have lost some of her extremities and spend a considerable amount of money in medical bills but she is still lucky to be alive. If she had been found hours later, she could have already ‘gone to the other side’.
It seems that Wally was heaven-sent and had come just in time to save her. It was also a good thing the hospital staff tried their best to revive her and make sure she survives!
Check out Jean’s amazing story in this video:
Jean’s case was among the best examples of ice hibernation; though scientists also call it ‘suspended animation’. In the medical world, this condition is characterized by the “slowing or stopping of life processes by exogenous or endogenous means without termination”.
Suspended animation is a favorite topic in sci-fi and superhero movies.
What can you Say?
Filipino Kid Receives Full Scholarship after Donating Camote (Sweet Potatoes) to Community Pantry
Hilarious Video of Cat ‘Cleaning’ the House Goes Viral
After Receiving Biscuit, Girl Happily Returns to Community Pantry to Give Vegetables
Caught on Camera: Dad’s Angry Reaction to Gender Reveal Goes Viral
Dad Slams Gov’t after Daughter Needed Painful COVID-19 Test Because Schools Reopened
Filipino Kids Throw Surprise Party for Dad with Cellophane Balloons and Egg Cake
62-Year-Old Woman Undergoes Surgery to Look Beautiful after Marrying 26-Year-Old Man
Toddler’s Failed Baking Attempt Receives Mixed Reactions, Some Netizens Angry at His Parents
Woman Pranks Husband with Fake Packages, Delivery Man Actually Shows Up for Real Delivery
Street Vendor Goes Viral after K-Drama Fans Said He Looks Like Lee Min-ho
- General2 weeks ago
Real or Fake? 5 Car Maintenance Myths You Should Know
- News2 weeks ago
Entire Family Works in Medicine, Earns Admiration from Netizens
- Lifestyle2 weeks ago
Yexel Sebastian Inspires with Vlog About Goals in Life
- Videos2 weeks ago
Concerned Passersby Band Together to Save Little Girl Sleeping in Locked Car
- News1 week ago
22-Year-Old Filipina Becomes a Millionaire through FB Live Selling
- Lifestyle1 week ago
Woman Buys Gucci Bag with RM20 ($5) Bills She Saved for 8 Months
- Food1 week ago
Community Pantry Goes Viral for Sacks, Boxes of Foods Available to Everyone for Free
- Lifestyle1 week ago
Wife Buys Husband a PS5 as ‘Thank You’ Gift for Helping in House Chores