June 13, 2002 my father became very ill all of a sudden. He had been having a lot of headaches. We thought it might be his blood pressure because he had high blood pressure and was taking medication for it. That day he said he had a headache and not feeling well and he was going to take a nap. Not long after that he came out sweating and said to my mom there is something wrong. My mom thought it might be because of the heat where we lived in California.

So she helped him in the shower to cool him off. Then put him on the couch. He then passed out after vomiting so my mom called an ambulance. He was taken to the hospital. They told us he had suffered a brain aneurysm. He was put on life support and monitored. JUNE 14, 2002! Family came from out of town and family came from out of state to be with us. Close friends, family and our pastor were all together with my father in his hospital room.

Our pastor was saying a prayer while every body was holding hands around my dad's bed. My sister's 3 yr old son ran into the hospital room as the prayer was going on. He went up to my grandmother and said these words that we always will keep so dear in our hearts. "Nana, what are all those ANGELS doing around the top of papa's head"?

Everyone in the room was amazed by what he said. We knew then that they there had been Angels come to take my Dad to heaven.

June 15 2006 at 7 am my mom was awaken by the feeling of my dad kissing the top of her head as he would very often do. June 15, 2006 7:03 am, age 42, Manuel Lee Rivas went home with the ANGELS that my sister's son had seen around his head.