September 17, 2010

Back to Life

Here's a happy story for the weekend. It's not often that we see evidence of real-life miracles while we're eating our Cheerios, but such a miracle was featured on the Today show Friday morning. 

The parents of a 2-year-old boy named Gore shared the story of their son, who shows no signs of brain damage after his heart stopped for about an hour as the result of a near-drowning earlier this summer. When he was found in an irrigation ditch, his heart had stopped. His grandfather, a retired orthopaedic surgeon and the first to try to resuscitate Gore, said he had the color of someone who had died - which he had.

Once his heart started beating again, his temperature was kept low for a couple of days before slowing bringing it back to normal. Even then, there wasn't much hope that he would be unaffected by the experience until after an MRI showed normal brain activity.

It's an amazing story.

Until next time,

Now the crowd that was with him when he called Lazarus from the tomb and raised him from the dead continued to spread the word. ~ John 12:17


  1. Amazing! He has strong live!

  2. ps. thanks for your kind words on my blog!

  3. That is a pretty amazing story. I have heard similar stories of very young children drowning, and it is believed that if a body goes through trauma (drowning) but is submerged in water temperatures that will cause hypothermia that the chances of survival without significant brain damage (at least for a very young person)are pretty good.

    The fact that he had absolutely no brain damage is significant.

    Thank you Margaret for sharing such a bright bit of news.

  4. What a wonderful story... So very blessed! Thank you for sharing this.

    Blessings & Aloha!
    (I just had to stop over from "my letters to emily" after reading your comment on her post about the "awkward family photos"! haha I thought the same thing ("Gone with the Wind") when I saw the one of the wedding party by the curtains. especially, when I think of Carol Burnett's spoof of that scene where she walks down to see Rhett and she is wearing her gown made out of the draperies (and the curtain rods were still intact!)

    So nice to meet ya!
    Blessings & Aloha!

  5. That is a pretty incredible way to start the day! Thanks for sharing.

  6. Great and wonderful story. You are right, we don't get to hear those that often!

  7. unbelievable story! truly miraculous recovery
    and regifting of a life. this has made my whole
    day, week, month, YEAR!

    gunnison is only 30 minutes from where we
    live in crested butte. i know it well and will
    think of this precious little boy each time we
    drive through.

    "better than a hallelujah!!!!!"

  8. I saw that story and couldn't believe it. What a miracle!! He seemed like nothing even happened. Truly amazing.

  9. I found your blog through "Things Christians Like". This is a great post. Thank you for sharing that.