For two weeks, Claire Wineland was in a medically-induced coma after she contracted a dangerous infection called blood sepsis. It was following a routine procedure to treat her (a chronic illness where the lungs and digestive system are clogged with thick mucus).
While she was in the coma, the 17-year-old said she pictured herself looking at forests, caves, and wildlife in Alaska. And she recently posted a posted to her YouTube channel to describe her experience. To date, it has over 500,000 views.
"I've never been to Alaska or shown any interest in Alaska. But somewhere in my sleep I kept going to Alaska and there were pine trees and cones and I was staring at the most beautiful scenery, and there was a little deer in the corner," she said in the video.
She also remembers being cold: "I remember sitting there and staring at the most beautiful scenery ever for hours and hours … it would be freezing cold but I didn't care," she said. "Turns out I was being ice-packed the whole time."
The ice packs were part of the treatment doctors used to bring her body temperature down, fight the infection, and bring her back to life, reported.