Speaking on the phone with Taña the other day left me blown away. We are friends from church and used to be fellow Lymies.
First, as she shared the details of the last 4 years of her harrowing health journey, I was stunned. I have been exposed to many Lyme stories, but in shock I lost my manners and kept saying, “This is definitely the worst case I have ever heard.”
Then when she shared the moment God healed her, I couldn’t hold back the tears. We serve an incredibly amazing and loving Father. You guys, this story is legit and if you don’t believe in God and miracles after reading it, I don’t know what else to say. God is truly awesome and every day we get to be with Him is a win!
“Since [December] 2014, I had been chronically sick and even faced a terminal diagnosis of ‘failure to thrive’ when my body began to shut down. Experiencing complete muscle deterioration, digestive system failure, leading to all major organs shutting down, leaving me at 101lbs, and with a very faint heart beat.”
How It Began
After a family trip to the Redwoods, Taña lost sensation in her legs and abruptly collapsed. This was just the beginning. Then she got muscle and joint pain, joint swelling and was told she had Lupus. Later, she developed “severe edema in both legs (to the point of turning purple & being unable to walk because they became stiff ), loss of bladder function, digestive system failure (from stomach down to large intestine), intestines unable to absorb nutrition which played into the severe and rapid weight loss, complete muscle deterioration, low blood pressure, leading to failure to thrive, [and] a Gastro-Jejunum feeding tube (G-J Tube) surgically placed into [her] stomach, in efforts to rapidly revive/replenish [her] dying body by directly flowing nutrition straight to the intestine.” (June, 2015)
She says, “I then got an infection which had me in ICU with Drs agreeing I would not make it through the night.” (July, 2015)
“Later they discovered a large blood clot, my Lymph system flared up, nodules in my lungs, liver failure, my blood became toxic, all while experiencing severe seizures; infection after infection, surgery after surgery, hospital stay after hospital stay! The constant, immense fatigue and weakness that I suffered on a daily basis was nearly unbearable & crippling. Not to mention all of the misdiagnosis. Again, all with in the 3year period. […] Because the pain was so severe most of the time the pain management would become increasingly aggressive and again would lead to various other health complications.”
Miraculous Pregnancy and Final Diagnosis of Lyme Disease
“We were already doing what we could to prevent pregnancy, because I was already very sick. [my son’s] life alone is, in and of itself a testimony to God’s faithful sustaining power. First, [God gave] life to Erick in a time when my body did not function properly, (including my reproductive system) due to malnutrition & a plethora of other reasons. In the peak of suffering from severe seizures, occurring nearly every day, sometimes multiple times a day, [God sustained] his very fragile life through the tail end of my illness!”
“In the end, my extensive medical history and my pregnancy with Erick gave way for the Drs to make different decisions on how to treat these symptoms, in a safe(er) way for the baby, leading them directly to the final diagnosis of “Chronic Lyme’s Disease”.
“In January, 2018, I had multiple prolonged grand mal seizures that each time caused me to be intubated and in ICU; once again struggling to stay alive.”
I was 16 weeks pregnant, “So pretty much the entire first trimester of my pregnancy I spent in the ICU, in an induced coma because the seizures wouldn’t stop, [and they would] make me completely stop breathing.”
“It was in this time that I was so longing for heaven. I was not hopeless but drained from the constant physical struggle. I was completely & utterly physically, emotionally & mentally exhausted and begging the Lord to take me home. This is when He met me in a supernatural way at my bedside. Of which my husband witnessed.
“Coming out of an induced coma I sensed Him in a very tangible way, hoping He had come to take me. I felt a pressing hand upon me and He literally gave me the breath of life.” Tana heard Jesus saying, “This season is over, now you need to get stronger. I have plans for you”. Immediately she heard the nurse say, “Extubate her!” and her rapid recovery began.
Taña’s husband, Angel, confirms her story of when Jesus came to the her bedside. He said in that moment he sensed God’s presence and thought He had come to take Taña home, so he tried getting up from the chair to hold her hand. He couldn’t move, though and clearly felt the need to wait and let God spend time alone with Taña. Moments later, he saw Taña reviving.
“Since that day in the ICU, I never suffered from another seizure again. My GJ Tube was taken out, all major organs and systems are working as designed, healthy & strong, and I do not suffer from any pain in my joints or muscles, that are out of the ordinary human aches and pains. And amazingly, by the Grace of God, we have a handsome, strong and completely healthy baby boy, who has NO complications whatsoever!”
9 out of her 10 doctors said that while they don’t really believe in miracles, they had to admit that “a miracle” is the only explanation for what they saw happen. “They scientifically confirmed and physically saw the change in my body”.
Final Words From Taña
(Picture: Taña, her husband and children a couple months after she was healed)
“Finally, on behalf of my AMAZING, Loving husband Angel, my children & I, we want to make it a point to thank all of you who continued praying for me! For those who fought this fight along side us by not only praying but also helping us with our children and in so many other ways, thank you so much!! May The Lord repay & bless you abundantly!
Most importantly, as I sit here, briefly recounting what I have gone through, really, the only feeling that sits heavy on my heart is Thankfulness & Praise! I thank Him for all that He allowed to happen, for His glory & kingdom! May all the glory be to God almighty alone!! My Lord, my King, my Savior, Jesus Christ! He is Faithful, He is Just, He is Victorious, He is Powerful & Mighty to save!! All praise, worship & glory be to Him & Him alone!!
Thank you for taking the time to read this!”
Isaiah 43:10-12 (ESV)
“Before me no god was formed, nor shall there be any after me. I, I am the Lord,
and besides me there is no savior.
I declared and saved and proclaimed,
[…] you are my witnesses,” declares the Lord, “and I am God.”
Romans 1:20 (ESV)
For his invisible attributes, namely, his eternal power and divine nature, have been clearly perceived, ever since the creation of the world, in the things that have been made. So they are without excuse.
Ephesians 3:20-21 (ESV)
Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever. Amen.