Death came knocking | 24 Days in coma | Another chance to serve

I am so glad to be back and connecting with you once again. I’ll tell you why… Last year 2014 on the 15th of December, I was heading home to London after enjoying a wonderful weekend away with friends and family. During the drive back, I suddenly felt incredibly thirsty. The only drink in the car was a can of Red Bull so I took a bit of it (call it a sip). Five minutes later I began to react to it—it started with my stomach, then my legs and eventually palpitations.

My partner and I stopped at a service station, got some water and I took some painkillers. But it didn’t help instead the pain got even worse. By the time we made it to London I had to be carried out of the car. I felt like I was getting worse by the minute. The only thing we could do was to rush to the hospital.

Cutting a long story short, I fell into a coma. My heart stopped, my organs began to fail, and my bone marrow was affected. I was in that coma for 24 days. I came back to life on the 6th of January 2015. I awoke to find that a tracheotomy (hole in the neck and trachea to help me breathe) had been done. I could not walk, talk, spell, write and had suffered partial memory loss—everything was blank. I would forget conversations as soon as people left. The only thing I remembered was my experience on the other side.


Why am I sharing this with you?

6th of March 2015 will make it two months since I came back. And even though doctors thought that I would never be 100% again and would likely be brain-damaged. I am now completely healed. Everything I could not do, I am now able to. My energy levels are steadily increasing with every new day.

I spent a total of 44 days in the hospital. During that time it felt like I was in God’s own Life School. My purpose became clearer; I saw how I had deprived others by not unleashing my calling fully. And to think that I have been speaking about unleashing potential all these years…God showed me I wasn’t doing it right. He showed me I was playing small. I learnt about the most important things in life and that there is no need to stress about a lot of the things we do worry about.

I learnt about abundance and how to attract more of it. I learnt to celebrate the little things in life that we are constantly offered but often fail to appreciate (like being able to walk to the bathroom without support, drinking water without aid). I remember when I was given a voice and I said Hello! Everyone rejoiced, ‘she can speak’. I saw and experienced love in its greatest form. He gave me the opportunity to touch lives (patients, nurses and doctors) while at the hospital recovering.

When I became aware of my environment, a few days after coming out of the coma, I noticed there were three other patients in the ward also in comas. One in particular, an Arab man I believe, had a family that were not steadfast. They wanted to move him out of the country which meant he might die so I began to pray in my heart, ‘God, don’t let them move him…Let them listen to the doctors…I woke up, he will wake up’. He woke up the next day.

We all are called; I believe we all have a purpose on earth.

My questions for you as you read this.

  1. Are you living your best life?
  2. Are you unleashing your greatest potential?
  3. If death came knocking, would you be going empty or would you be taking your gift away with you?L1020333
  4. Will those around you be able to say you made a difference in their life?
  5. If you are walking in your purpose, are you giving it your best shot?

Have you had a near death experience? Do share with me.

I am using this medium to thank all those who put me in their prayers when they heard the news…My covery is a miracle.  I have been given another chance to fulfill my purpose.Thank you.


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19 Responses to “Death came knocking | 24 Days in coma | Another chance to serve”

  • Julie Ann Turner on March 7, 2015

    Placida –

    You have always been such a Bright LIGHT and blessing in the world (I recognized your light the first time we connected) … and to think you’re shining even brighter now, siSTAR … thanks to God for healing you, and bringing you back to share with us at an even higher level … blessings, Dear One.

    • Monetize Your Business on March 7, 2015

      Thank you Julie, I believe you and I won’t let the world and God down. It was a deep experience, I believe there was a reason it happened, so I am taking everyday as it comes listening carefully. Thank you again, dear friend.

  • Daniella Blechner on March 7, 2015

    Hi Placida,

    I joined your group Women Unleashed a few months ago and really enjoyed listening to your webinar/online seminar/interview. I was really inspired by your passion and determination. I also saw your posts regarding your visit in hospital and read your newsletter today. I want to say I am so inspired by you and really admire your Strength of Spirit. A big congratulations to you and Keep Shining and Living your purpose.

    Thanks for the reminder that Life is precious. Daniella x

    • Monetize Your Business on March 7, 2015

      Thank you Daniella,
      I have always known that I was called to serve. I did what I called my best…but experiencing death and recalling my experience on the other side made me realise I need to show up more.
      Thank you for your support , it’s messages like yours that keeps me going. xx

  • Clara Rufai on March 7, 2015

    Back and better!
    Great going, amazing, power-packed Placida!
    I can’t wait to see your exploits!

    • Placida Acheru on March 7, 2015

      Thanks Clara. It can only be God. I praise HIM always.

  • Yetunde on March 7, 2015

    Thank you for sharing your story.
    We bless God for your life.
    The things we take for granted.

    • Placida Acheru on March 7, 2015

      That’s true Yetunde. Thank you for your comment.

  • Chidinma Mbaegbu on March 9, 2015

    Hi Placida,
    Over the years you have been quite an inspiration. I am grateful to God for meeting you on this side of life. You keep pushing and inspiring me to fearlessly reach out for my dreams.

    I am so glad you are here, bigger and better! Watch out world!
    Thank you so much.

    • Placida Acheru on March 9, 2015

      Hi Chidinma,
      Thank you, thank you. I appreciate your comment and it’s been a joy being your friend.

  • kaecy udumukwu on March 9, 2015

    it is well with u, In the morning, Afternoon and Night.
    Thank God for this good news

    • Placida Acheru on March 10, 2015

      Hi Kaecy,
      Thank you, Thank you and Thank you again. Very much appreciated.

  • Carita on March 10, 2015

    Dear big Cousin,

    I heard the news while in a church service and cried all through. I couldn’t even get myself to uttering any prayers at all…I was just “warning” God. This type of “warning” I had done when I so had a near death experience in 2000 from a certain lung disease. Bottom line is I get to “warn” God about loosing His generals (of which you are one). I’m glad you are back to us. Stay strong.

    • Placida Acheru on March 10, 2015

      Carita my dear sweet cousin,
      Your message means a lot to me. You were not the only one warning God and telling HIM, HE can’t take this one yet. The message I have received and the actions people took with regards to prayers and even visits stunned me. People I don’t know and may never know were raising prayer groups on my behalf, some people had dreams about my health and began praying even before they heard I was ill.

      I read an email from someone and it was dated while I was in coma. Apparently he had a dream where I was on stage speaking and telling the audience I had died and woken up. He tried reaching me with no success. How can one explain that…

      There was something about the hospital staff; it felt like they were on assignment to see I live. A cleaner came to me when I had woken up but can’t talk …She said “I am praying for you, you will be ok.” Carita… Such love…

      Another thought and I strongly believe this wasn’t from God…I think HE fought it, by placing everyone in position to help me…From getting me into hospital at the right time, to bringing me back, to the healing process and to where I am today.

      I think and believe it can only be HIM. HE’s been faithful to us no matter what. And I continue to give HIM praise. Let’s Catch up soon. xx

  • Muagba Chidera on March 10, 2015

    Very inspiring story Placida, i am really humbled by your story. All i can say is that you have not fulfilled your destiny in this world.

    Good job and God bless you!

    • Placida Acheru on March 10, 2015

      Thank you Chidera,
      What can I say…It all happened so fast. How can a sip of Red Bull drink take me into coma. Although I have read online from other people that they too have reacted badly to it. In all I bless God for HIS mercies.

      Thank you Chidera. xx

  • Genevieve Muwana on March 11, 2015

    Dear Placida,

    Praise God for your full recovery. I am really glad and inspired to read you testimony. What a blessing!!

    Stay blessed


    • Placida Acheru on March 22, 2015

      Thank you Genevieve,
      I appreciate you reaching out. Everyday is an opportunity for me to Praise God. He has been merciful to me. Thank you and God bless.xx

  • Placida Acheru on March 22, 2015

    I give God the glory for what HE has done in my life and for the kindness shown to me by so many people. I am now more than ever determined to fulfill my destiny. Thank you for taking the step to comment here.
    God bless xx

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