Madie Johnson’s ‘It’s Real’ tattoo went viral after she shared the miraculous story behind it on social media. Madie’s aunt Tina inspired the tattoo after she visited Heaven while doctors frantically worked to revive her. And this real-life testimony is too good not to share!
For no apparent reason, Maddie’s aunt, Tina Hines, suffered a major heart attack one day while on a walk with her husband, Brian.
“Her eyes didn't close, and they were rolled back in her head. She was purple and not making any noise or breathing,” an emotional Brian Hines recalled.
Tina died as family members, first responders, and doctors all took turns trying to save her.
Undoubtedly, it was a harrowing ordeal for the whole family. But the miraculous outcome is now bringing hope to so many people!
Real-Life Story Behind ‘It’s Real’ Tattoo
Once Tina arrived at the hospital, doctors “put her on a defibrillator”. According to Tina’s own account, she was dead 27 minutes and defibrillated 6 times. Then, miraculously, she came back to life and woke up desperate to share an important message.
Because Tina was hooked up to a breathing tube, she couldn’t speak.
It became clear the woman urgently wanted to say something, so someone gave her a pen and paper.
That’s when she frantically scrawled the words, “It’s Real,” which would later become her niece’s tattoo. With tears in her eyes, Tina pointed upward, indicating she meant Heaven.
While everyone was working to revive her, Tina says she saw heaven.
“It was so real, the colors were so vibrant,” she later explained. “It was almost like that vision of a sun. And then Jesus standing there.”
Tina may be the one who saw Heaven. But the people who helped revive her also believe they saw divine intervention in action.
We ended up shocking her three times on scene and two en route,” one of the Phoenix firefighters recalled. “I've never shocked anyone five times.”
“It's one of those calls that none of us will ever forget. I was a witness to a miracle is the way I look at it,” said another.
Aunt’s Vision Inspires ‘It’s Real’ Tattoo
Aunt Tina’s experience inspired Madie so much, boosting her confidence “in a faith that so often goes unseen.”
“It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away,” Madie said.
Madie decided to share the story on social media after turning her Aunt’s handwritten message into an ‘It’s Real’ tattoo. And the divine experience quickly went viral, inspiring
Faith can be tricky because it is the belief what can’t be seen. That’s what makes the story behind Madie Johnson’s ‘It’s Real’ tattoo so inspiring. These glimpses help confirm the truth we already carry in our hearts. God is real and so is His love for us!
Madie Johnson’s Viral Post About Heaven Visit
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(sharing because this story is too cool not to share) A little over a year ago my Aunt Tina, one of the most amazing, discerning, and healthy people I know had an unexpected cardiac arrest and according to doctors had died and was brought back to life four times by my Uncle Brian and first responders before arriving to the hospital. She was put on a defibrillator and after miraculously waking up the first thing she did, unable to speak because she was intubated, was ask for a pen and in my cousins journal wrote "it's real". The people in the room asked "what's real?" and she responded by pointing up to heaven with tears in her eyes. Her story is too real not to share and has given me a stronger confidence in a faith that so often goes unseen. It has given me a tangibleness to an eternal hope that is not too far away. I love you @_tinahines! The way you boldly love Jesus and others has changed the way I hope to live and love❤️
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