I’ve come across many stories of miraculous infant survival but this one trumps the bunch:
Everything aligned to protect Gore in July, creating what doctors and Gore’s parents agree is a miracle.When the towheaded rascal with a curiosity for water and a penchant for pulling doorknobs escaped his family’s vacation cabin near Gunnison and tumbled unseen into an irrigation ditch, he headed toward three culverts. Two were clogged with wood and brush. He found the third.On the other side, a log caught him, pinning him a foot underwater but keeping him from flowing farther down the ditch and into the Gunnison River. Twenty-five minutes later, Amy’s athletic cousin spotted Gore and leaped into the raging water. Gore had no heartbeat when Amy’s father, retired orthopedic surgeon Kirk Fry, began chest compressions. Another cousin, a surgical nurse, helped with the cardiopulmonary resuscitation. Eight minutes later, emergency medical technician Erik Forsythe raced from his ambulance and — in a split-second, lifesaving decision that defied emergency-care protocol — snatched up the lifeless boy and sprinted back to the rig.
“They were on scene for 47 seconds,” says Amy, who couldn’t watch her family performing CPR on her son. “I thought he was dead. Who can live after 25 minutes underwater?”
Ten minutes after Gore was carried into the Gunnison Valley Hospital emergency room, Dr. Roger Sherman and his team started Gore’s heart. He had been without a heartbeat for 50 minutes, maybe more. His brain was registering zero activity.
Over a period of days, doctors worked to revive Gore. Simultaneously, a nation-wide prayer chain began for Gore’s recovery. Read the full story here.
With God, all things are possible. This we believe.