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Daughter Discovers Mother Alive in a Morgue

Updated on February 2, 2015

Celestrino discovers her mother in a refrigerated drawer in a morgue still alive

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Rosangela Celestrinorefrigerated cadavers in drawers of morgueCelestrino discovered her mom in a refrigerated drawer alive
Rosangela Celestrino
Rosangela Celestrino
refrigerated cadavers in drawers of morgue
refrigerated cadavers in drawers of morgue
Celestrino discovered her mom in a refrigerated drawer alive
Celestrino discovered her mom in a refrigerated drawer alive

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Daughter yearns to kiss dead mom

At 10 p.m., Friday, September 23, 2011, Rosangela Celestrino yearned to kiss her dead mom. So she went to the hospital where she was instructed to identify her dead mother. Refrigerated drawers with cadavers were drawn out, including Celestrino’s mother.

Daughter finds mom alive

Having chosen the right drawer where her mother was, Celestrino screamed with mixed joy and amazement to find her dead mom still alive and breathing. She shouted “My mom is alive!” Everyone, doctors and hospital staff at hearing distance looked at her like a crazy person.

Mom was indeed breathing and returned to ICU.

Indeed, her discovery was gospel truth. Celestrino de Assis, 60, her mother was breathing and promptly returned to the Intensive Care Unit, intubated once more and put on a respirator, said hospital director Manoel Moreira Filho.

Doctor and nurse were dismissed

From ABC News: At 7:20 p.m. that same day Friday, a nurse summoned the on-call doctor when she saw that the patient was not showing any sign of life. The doctor did some tests and pronounced her dead. Then and there Celestrino’s mom was wheeled to a refrigerated drawer in the morgue where she had lain for 2 solid hours before her daughter discovered her still alive.

This weird phenomenon happened in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sadly, the doctor and the nurse were fired out. Warning to hospital staff- Be careful!


READ: Man comes back from the dead to testify in court, click URL here


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    • nick071438 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      I really feel sad for you romari. But I'm likewise glad to think that you've moved on. thanks for the visit.

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      Rose Maria Rica D. Fuentes 

      6 years ago from Heaven

      uh oh kinda scary. but it was a good news for the daughter. I remember my mom when she was in the morgue..If I could only borrow that miracle for my mom. but it's too late.

    • nick071438 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from City of Catbalogan, W, Samar, Philippines

      nicregi- thanks for dropping by and posting your opinion.

      mikeq107- thanks for the inspiring compliment and comments.

      transferAmerica- thanks for the visit and enlightened suggestion.

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      7 years ago

      Great hub and story...anyone can make a mistake..and besides hospital staff are so over worked :0)

      Mike :0)

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      Reginald Chan 

      7 years ago from Malaysia

      Scary but real fact. Thanks for sharing this.


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