MB BS FACEM DDU
Consultant Emergency Physician Royal Perth Hospital
Professor Emergency Medicine St John of God, Murdoch
On 24th October 2008, my colleague and friend, Dr Sean George, had a heart attack and prolonged cardiac arrest at Kambalda Health Centre, whilst on his way back from Esperance clinics.
After 13 shocks, and prolonged CPR over an hour, his heartbeat returned. He was then transferred by emergency Flying Doctor flight to Royal Perth Hospital, where he had a stent urgently placed in his blocked right coronary artery.
Deeply unconscious, he was managed on a mechanical ventilator, intra-aortic balloon pump, and multiple blood pressure support medications in RPH Intensive Care Unit.
I had the opportunity to look after his kidneys, which had also temporarily failed due to the prolonged cardiac arrest. His wife never left his side, praying earnestly despite the bleak outlook.
After 5 days of coma and zero kidney function, with all my colleagues becoming increasingly pessimistic of any meaningful multi-organ recovery, his wife made an especially impassioned prayer.
Sean then made a sudden remarkable recovery, squeezing her hand for reassurance, with obviously fully intact brain, prolific urine output and rapidly progressed to completely normal kidney function.
During his convalescence, I told him " My brother in law believes in God and maybe I should too".
Sean has continued to serve with distinction as the Head of Medicine at Kalgoorlie Hospital, and work as a regional consultant physician for the Goldfields Esperance region. He has built up the Department of Medicine from humble beginnings to a fully staffed department with 3 full-time Physicians, registrars and junior medical officers.
Sean also won the award, "Specialist of the Year for Country WA 2018", awarded by WA Country Health service and Rural Health West.
He truly is a Miracle Man!
Dr Mark Thomas, MBBS, FRACP
RPH Staff Nephrologist (since 1988)
Visiting Nephrologist, Esperance region
Visiting Nephrologist, Tjuntjunjurra Community
Clinical Professor, UWA
"I have been intimately inured in fatal accidents and deaths of all variety. When Dr Sean suffered the heart attack I witnessed the Kalgoorlie Regional Hospital and local church communities come together like never before. Witnessed by six doctors - three Christian, two Hindu and one Muslim, two nurses, two paramedics and two police officers, his death is also conclusively proved by the defibrillator logs. I can only imagine the shock of his doctors when the man who died woke up, sat up and eventually asked to read his own charts. First witnessed by family and friends, and now by every patient he serves and enquirer whoâ€™ll listen, the resurrection of Dr Sean is simply proved by the man himself. From the depths of despair to the elation of miraculous healing and restoration to family, hospital and church, it has been my great privilege to share a close friendship with Dr Sean and his family. In a world demanding evidence, the resurrection of Dr Sean stands head and shoulders above any other contemporary proof of God I know, and dares the sceptic to believe like nothing else."
Masters in Criminal Justice ( MCJ); Bachelor of Social Science; Bachelor of Science (Forensics); Bachelor or Laws ( LLB)
Close Friend of Sean
"Sean, I think you were really blessed by God on that otherwise fatal day. No man made science is certain and despite me being a doctor, I believe its particularly true with medical science. To come out of a situation where all your organs needed some kind of support and despite 3 days of being in coma, your brain functions were not compromised. I must say its not possible to explain this in medical terms.
Thanks to the team that made sure that God could answer your wife's prayers. We are all very glad that you continue to be among us and hope and pray that you have a long and very healthy life."
Dr Pravin Sulya Shetty MBBS MD FRACP
"Dr Sean George has a compelling story to share. He speaks with the authority of a medical consultant and the humility of a true servant of God. Any Church or organisation that chooses to have Sean share his story will be encouraged and challenged by the power of God. This is one the best documented miracles that I have come across in Australia."
Crossway Baptist Church
"I have known Sean George for over 4 years now and was so blessed, challenged and encouraged when I heard his testimony of the miracle of God in the saving of his life. This is a genuine truthful testimony backed up by medical reports. I highly recommend Sean to you, your church, organisation or ministry to hear his story as it builds faith in a miracle working God."
Pastor Mark Wilson
Director of Ministries
Baptist Churches Western Australia
"I know Dr. Sean George personally, have heard the story from him, examined independant accounts of the story and saw the medical evidence myself. Being a stickler for evidence myself, I can't but agree that this is nothing short of a miracle"
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