PGA Tour star Marc Leishman and his wife’s brush with death

By Brian Parsons

VIRGINIA BEACH (WAVY) — This time last year, Marc Leishman was in Augusta preparing to play in the Masters. That’s when he received a phone call to return home to Virginia Beach. His wife Audrey had been hospitalized.

“It turned out she got put straight into ICU and things went downhill from there,” Marc Leishman said.

Audrey was diagnosed with acute respiratory distress and toxic shock syndrome. Her organs were shutting down and she was placed in a medically induced coma.

“I basically got told without saying it that she was going to die,” Leishman said.

Doctors gave Audrey a five percent chance to live, but after a couple days in a coma, Audrey began to improve.

“I think about where I was and what could have happened,” Audrey said. “I know that it is pretty much nothing short of a miracle.” MORE

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